The Johnston Food Pantry is a the local DMARC pantry which provides clients with non-perishable food boxes, fresh produce, bread items, personal care products and clothing.
The Pantry needs healthy, unexpired items like: hot and cold cereal, beans, rice, pasta, peanut butter, canned fruit (in water or 100% juice), canned vegetables, canned tomatoes, canned soup, tuna or chicken (in water), and spaghetti sauce (no glass jars). The Pantry also needs new, unopened personal care items like: shampoo, body wash/bars of soap, deodorant, toilet paper, laundry detergent, baby wipes, diapers sizes 4-6 and pull ups. We also accept fresh, locally grown produce from anyones prolific home garden!
Clients - use door on East side
Donors - use door on West side
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.