Now is the time to plant your vegetable gardens and consider planting an extra row for a local food bank. Most food banks can use your garden produce and excess tree fruit. Your zucchini are welcome!
Food banks can best use fruits and vegetables that tend to be easy to handle and high in nutrition. Vegetables such as summer squashes, tomatoes, kale and peppers are great choices which are relatively easy to grow and don’t require too much water.
Families with children find that the entire process of growing a garden with children is enhanced when their children know that some vegetables will be given to families that don’t have a garden and who can’t always afford vegetables.
A listing of local food banks throughout the county is on the People of Progress website. All food banks are open different hours and days so it’s a good idea to call first when delivering your garden treasures.
People of Progress is open Monday thru Friday from 10 until 5 for accepting donations.
People of Progress 243-3811 www.peopleofprogress.org
1242 Center Street, Redding, CA 96001