We are grateful for any perishable, non-perishable food items and hygiene products and paper products. We fund that our residents need "taxable" items that food stamps do not cover like cleaning supplies, toilet paper, deoderant, etc. We also provide school supplies for back to school time and holiday baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Donations are always appreciated.
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.