It’s that time of the year where you might have more that popped up in your garden than you really expected, but you don’t want to throw it away.
A great solution for donating fresh produce from your garden or a community garden is to check with AmpleHarvest.org. They have a wonderful website that has plenty of tips and maintains a searchable list of pantries in Idaho that take donations. This works out for everyone concerned, because if it’s fresh, the sooner it gets to the people who need it the better. They have a find a food pantry map application, which is designed to be searchable using your zip code. Please note this map works best on a desktop computer using Chrome or Firefox.
You can also use The Idaho Foodbank’s food assistance locator map application to a food pantry in your area. Make sure to call ahead to check on their hours and to make sure they can accept fresh produce from your garden.