Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) is a human services nonprofit that strengthens our community by meeting basic needs and equipping individuals and families for ongoing stability. We delivery integrated services that address the basic needs for food, shelter, and clothing, while also connecting individuals and families to strengthening services such as affordable housing, quality childcare, and employment. Our food shelf serves almost 200 households every week who live in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
The families and individuals we serve LOVE healthy fresh food! Learn more about our Food Shelf and are most needed items at https://iocp.org/donations/food-shelf-donations/
Please contact our Community Engagement team before arriving with a donation at 763-489-7505 or [email protected].
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.