Kent Food Bank offers a shopping style distribution on Wednesday and Fridays 10 am - 1 pm. Thursdays for seniors only (55+) from 10 am - 11 am. An Annex location on Mondays from 10-1 (located in the Birch Creek Apartments complex). Two visits per month, per household. KFB also works in partnership for a home delivery program with United Way and DoorDash (https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/food-delivery/)
Donations can be made Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 1 pm or by appointment (please email [email protected] if those times don't work). Donations are made at the West end of the building.
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.