Inspired by a life-changing event, The Northern Cheyenne Food Pantry was established with the efforts made by the Northern Cheyenne Tribal President Serena Wetherelt, Tribal Council, NCDC, and other tribal programs. Over the years during the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have become one of the most trusted and effective programs, working hard to improve the lives of those in need. Our current focus is to those effect by Covid, but we also distribute food boxes to roughly 300+ families once a month as we are still in our early stages of being open. Once our food pantry is more established our goal will be to operate and distribute boxes to families on a daily basis.
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.