As a part of the OPEN M ministry,
the OPEN M Pantry provides emergency food supply to people in need in Summit County, Ohio. The Pantry is open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. OPEN M also serves hot lunch the last two weeks of every month.OPEN M provides senior food boxes the second Friday of the month but must be pre registered. OPEN M provides a food giveaway the third Friday of every month from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
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.