We are a non-profit organization that provides food support for veterans and their families throughout Massachusetts. Our food pantry is held twice a month on the first and third Thursdays of the month, and serve on average 885 families annually. The veterans we serve often ask for healthy, fresh options such as produce and dairy, but also need toiletries like toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc....
You can call before you deliver or we can arrange a pick-up if you'd prefer
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.