Clothing Bank on the same day and time. Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets given yearly. Plus we serve 400-500 families a month, also give out emergency food as needed. Counseling available on site, tutoring, after school programs, addiction groups, monthly neigborhood meetings on site, open gym for the community and Thanksgiving dinner for the community.
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.