The mission of the Texas County Food Pantry,Inc. is to respond to the legitimate needs of the people who request assistance for the basic human needs of food, clothing, health care, and shelter. The staff and volunteers are committed to listening with a caring heart in a manner that respects the person. We challenge and encourage our clients to utilize the services of TCFP as an opportunity for change and growth in personal responsibility.
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.