During the summer we provide food bags for approximately 300 people every Saturday from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM. We serve young families, Senior Citizens, underprivileged, and homeless in our area of Morristown, TN. The people we serve love to receive fresh produce. We raise money for the summer feeding program through a Benefit Sale, some grant money, help from churches, and individual donors. Our food bags cost approximately $12.00 each. We primarily provide non-perishable items and Bread. Fresh produce would be a wonderful addition.
Please call before you come. 865-566-5778 Carolyn Jarnagin
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.