The mission of The Foodbank is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Food and related supplies are distributed to a network of pantries, community kitchens, shelters and other charitable programs, all of which support the health and development of food-insecure individuals in Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties. The Foodbank works with a network of more than 100 nonprofit partner agencies, representing 110 programs, to ensure that all residents have the food they need to live active, healthy lives. In addition to our partners’ work, we operate eight service gap programs across the tri-county region to reach the nearly 100,000 residents who struggle with food insecurity.
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.