Are you planting a vegetable garden? The Community Food Pantry and their patrons would be so happy if you planted a row of veggies to donate to them. Or, if you are a container gardener, plant a tomato, a few lettuces, or a squash for the Pantry. The Pantry can accept home grown vegetables, and produce is always needed. Produce can’t be stored like canned goods or cleaning supplies, so it is harder for food pantries in general to provide enough good quality produce for folks. Lyons’ Community Food Pantry is no different. Once it is ripe and picked, bring the produce by any Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. If no-one is downstairs, bring it upstairs, and it will be accepted there. Questions? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 720-864-4309 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you soon.
In a new program, LEAF is collaborating with the Living Seeds Library to provide free seeds to Food Pantry customers. Each family is allowed to take 4-5 packets of seeds, which are available once or twice a month. Many kinds of vegetable seeds are available, including heirloom vegetables. Last week, the seeds offered included over 10 kinds of each of tomatoes, kale, and lettuce, along with multiple other vegetables. Herbs and flowers are offered each time, too. The Living Seeds Library is a project of Resource Colorado (ResourceCO.net).