We can't wait to provide fresh items for the 59 families that use our food bank on a regular basis! We can always use Gas Gift Cards, Any Grocery Gift Cards and Target and WalMart Gift Cards! Anything your family uses on a daily basis, our families need, too: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper; cleaning products; toiletries; Canned white tuna, Mayo, Canned fruits, vegetables; Meals-in-a-can or box; Chef Boyardee products; Boxed macaroni and cheese; bottled water; 100% juices; flour, sugar, teas, coffees; Heavy-duty black trash bags; Cat food & litter; Healthy cereals, snacks; Meats, chicken, turkey, ham; We have refrigeration and freezers.
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.