We are a "choice" food pantry and allow visitors to make choices from what is being offered with the assistance of a volunteer staff person. We are open every 3rd Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM. During these hours we serve a meal to the community and also offer a Clothing Closet. We would like to expand pantry hours. We are looking for committed volunteers to help pick up food from Mercer Street Friends, stock shelves and help during existing food pantry hours and serve in other ways.
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.