We have a food pantry at our location. We also provide toiletries and household items as we have them. We serve individuals and families of various ages, genders, nationalities, and family size. We serve between 75-90 people per month. We would love to provide heathier, fresh foods available for those that come into our facility. Items such as fresh produce, vegetables, eggs, milk, and meat are items we have to purchase ourselves. With our budget, we don't often get to purchase these items so our families mostly end up with canned/boxed items.
We are open Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm (closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch). We are also able to arrange pick-up for the food if that is easier!
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.