Please know that we accept food donations during our office hours Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Food shelf hours are different and vary depending on the day of the week. Food shelf hours are not food donation hours.
Donations of food are accepted at our loading dock behind the 402 East Second Street building. Staff and volunteers are available to accpet your food donations Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Please call us at 507.452.5591 if you need special assistance when dropping off your donations.
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.