Neighbors Together is a soup kitchen and community center serving the Ocean Hill, Brownsville and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods of central Brooklyn, three of the lowest-income areas in New York City. We provide 80,000 hot meals a year to thousands of men, women and children in our community. Neighbors Together provides nutritious lunch meals Monday-Friday and dinner meals Monday-Thursday to 400 people each day.
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.