We are a 501(c)3 food pantry who provide food for those with food insecurity 24 hours a day, no questions asked or forms to fill out. If you need food, we want to provide it. It is a box on our fence with a/c, lights and open 24/7. We do put milk and eggs in, because the turnover is so fast. It is located on our fence, so we are able to fill it numerous times and day. Others also fill it or put larger amounts of items on our porch, and we fill it as needed.
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.