Connecting the dots between surplus food and hungry people since 1990, Waste Not Want Not, a volunteer-based charity, fights hunger daily by rescuing surplus food and more. We provide over two million pounds of food to people struggling to put food on the table in 14 counties. Help us reduce waste, protect the environment and, most importantly, put food where it belongs: in bellies - not landfills!
If you have food to donate, please call our hotline.
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.