Our food pantry serves those in need in a five county service area including Gallia, Jackson, Meigs and Vinton counties in Southeastern Ohio and Mason County, WV. We also accept personal hygiene and cleaning supplies to give to clients through our food pantry. Our clients love to receive fresh fruit and produce and they are so appreciative of everything they receive.
We are open on Mondays from 10-4 and Thursdays from 2-6 to receive donations but can meet there anytime or we can pickup donations in our local area. Call 740-645-7609 to make arrangements outside of regular hours.
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.