The Ghent Food Pantry is located in Town Hall and serves residents of the Town of Ghent and the broader Chatham Central School District. We are a 501-C-3 non-profit funded completed through donations and grants. We provide our neighbors in need with groceries and household supplies (approximately four diays worth of food) once a month. We invite them to stop in any time we're open to select from whatever additional donations are available. For this we could always use fresh fruit and vegetables and personal hygiene items. We are open Monday - Thursday from 9am until noon. Fresh food is most welcome earlier in the week.
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.