Harvest House, a community Lunch program located in Sussex, NJ., provides a nutritious, take-out, midday meal, Monday through Friday to 45-60 people in Sussex Borough. Began in 2000, employs one part time employee and are funded by grants, individual donations, fundraisers, and donations of fresh food and perishables from local supermarkets, organizations and farmers. We are assisted by 25-30 loyal volunteers who prepare and package meals, stock shelves and perform supermarket pick-ups.
Our part time employee is on site from 9 am - 1 pm, Monday-Friday. Phone (973) 875-6445 for deliveries.
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.