Open Heart Kitchen is the largest hot meal program of its kind in the Tri-Valley Area of Northern California, feeding the hungry across multiple locations in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin. There is no qualifying process and meals may be eaten at numerous serving sites or taken to go. Guests come from all walks of life and Open Heart Kitchen has become a safety net for those in need during challenging times. Last year, Open Heart Kitchen served more than 2 million meals to those who needed them. Donations of fresh produce are always appreciated, as they allow us to continue feeding our guests nutritious meals free of charge.
Please call 925-580-1616 Extension 406 to schedule an appointment to drop off your donation.
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.