The Smithfield Food Pantry serves Smithfield residents with essential food products and household items. We serve any type of family in need of assistance. We currently serve 25 households a month. We have a delivery system that delivers the 3rd Friday of each month. We have a community garden but always welcome more fresh vegetables and fruits.
During the holidays we help families with Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. We provide necessary clothing, shoes, winterwear, toiletries and toys to the children.
We love any kind of donation. Items lists are available of what is needed each 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.