We are a food pantry and food recovery kitchen, mobile delivery program and free pharmacy and free firewood. We serve anyone who asks for help. We are serving approximately 3400 people each month. We believe that food is medicine, and provide foods for those with diet linked diseases. We are very invested in fresh, local produce. In addition to food, we provide anything to people that we are given; toiletries, cleaning products, baby food, gas cards, Christmas gifts, bottled water, adult incontinence supplies, feminine hygiene products, books, snack foods for children, blankets, socks, or coats.
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.