Mercy's Gate has been in operation for 40 years and offers direct services to anyone living in El Paso County facing a financial or life crisis. We offer Rent or Mortgage Assistance, Utilities Assistance, Medical Assistance, Transportation Assistance, Clothing Vouchers, Seasonal Services and we operate a Food Pantry. We accept financial donations from individuals, businesses, and churches as well as food donations. Our Mission is to provide Christ-centered hope to our neighbors in crisis.
We have a "drop off" room in the back of our facility where you can bring donated food items from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week. Instructions are on the door as to how to access the room.
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.