PACS is a community food pantry that is open to anyone whose income is less than 300% of the federal line. We love to give fresh fruits and vegetables to our clients. Each family receives a box of fresh produce and a box of shelf stable food items and bread. Donations of food are gladly accepted between 7 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday. People may come to get food between 9 am and 11 am Monday through Friday and between 5 pm and 7 pm on the first Thursday night of the month.
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.