We are open to serve guests two days per month (usually the first and third Mondays of the month, but the dates do change sometimes). We have four refrigerators and welcome fresh produce to distribute to our guests. Our pantry is located at 3 West Erie Street, but our mailing address is 40 Hopewell Street, Albany, NY 12208. Pantry cell phone number is (518) 596-6691.
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.