We provide food at our on-site food shelf, as well as food distribution sites in the community. We serve 500-600 households a month at our food shelf and over 300 at our off-site distributions. We provide anything a purpose could get at a grocery story, so we're happy to receive donations of any products. Fresh produce (including produce grown in your garden), nonperishable foods, and personal care items are all welcome.
We are able to receive donations 9:00-4:00, Monday-Friday. Drop them off at the garage door on the lower level 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.