We serve all! As part of the HonorHealth hospital network, our mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. In additional to serving the community, we also provide food to a large number of hospital patients experiencing food insecurity, so providing nourishing, nutrient-dense food is important to us. As part of a large metropolitan city, we also appreciate culturally-relevant donations for our diverse communities originating from all parts of the world including Latin America, West and East Africa, and Middle Eastern countries.
Please make sure all produce is washed and free of dirt. Prepacked is also helpful as we are short on volunteers. Donations can be accepted through our loading dock area, located on the north side of the building behind the fire station.
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.