Through programs, ongoing mentorship, and other opportunities for resilience, TrueNorth sows seeds that the entire community will reap the benefits from tomorrow. We encourage self-sufficiency through a variety of assistance efforts that reduce hunger, homelessness, and hopelessness, while also showing a path toward independence. Our on-site, self selection Food Pantry provides a two week supply of food for those in need of assistance. We serve families big and small with a variety of dietary needs including gluten-free, vegetarian, and organic. We also seek to offer personal care items and pet food whenever available.
Please call ahead for large donations (more than 50 pounds). Donations are taken on the left side of the building at the green doors (marked with a sign). Alternative donation times can be scheduled by phone if needed.
The Food Pantry is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (on days the agency is open). Participants are required to fill out an intake form and have a valid ID to use the Food Pantry.
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.