We are a food pantry serving the City of Albany catchment area. Members of our pantry are eligible for food up to 2x per month and receive 4 days worth of food for each registered household members. We aim to provide nutrient dense food products to our guests and accept donations for these items, including fresh produce! Our pantry also offers toiletries, cleaning supplies, and infant need items (donations welcome!)
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.