Gallatin CARES serves up to 150 families per week which represents up to 500 people. They receive non perishable, fresh perishable, and frozen grocery products. We serve all in the county that profess to be hungry without qualification. There were over 18,000 people served in the last 12 months.
We make arrangements with each donor that will accommodate the most convenient way to get the food to our shelves.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.