Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes is a community supported food pantry and soup kitchen. We have a free lunch program Monday through Friday in which we serve between 140-200 guests per day. Our food pantry is also open Monday through Friday. This pantry supports over 500 families a month. We always appreciate fresh produce to use in our lunches or to provide to our pantry clients!
Call us at 831-722-4144 if you have any questions. We are open from 9am-3pm. Our lunch is served from 12-1pm, so during that time it is a little more difficult to accept donations.
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.