Everyday we hear amazing stories from the clients served by Food Finders and all of our Agency Partners about all of the benefits they see from the food they receive. This one is truly outstanding. Terry reached out to us just to say thank you for all of the delicious produce that was available at one of our Mobile Pantry distributions. After talking with her for a bit she started talking about the wonderful ways she was able to make that Mobile Pantry last. Here is her story:
“I would like to show you what I did with the bountiful produce harvest Food Finders gifted me with. Here’s my mixed fruit, and frozen green beans, sweet corn, and sweet potatoes (see photo). I also froze tomatoes I grew in my own garden, and am anxiously awaiting my container-grown potatoes to be ready! When I get my food stamps, I plan to put up a supply of spiced peaches and spiced apples. I received a donation of tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini from the Salvation Army today that they grew in their garden. I will turn those into pickle relish, zucchini relish and canned tomatoes. Logansport really pushed for community gardens this year to fight hunger; they’ve popped up all over town. Except for my herb garden, I’ve grown all of mine in containers on my porch. If I had someone to help put one in, I’d have a much larger garden, but I just can’t afford to purchase the materials and soil. Again, thank you!”
What a wonderful way to put all of the produce we’ve been receiving at the food bank to good use. Often produce and other highly perishable products are passed over at pantries and the Mobile Pantry due to how time sensitive they are. Thank you Terry for showing us how by simply freezing many of those products, you will now have yummy fruits and veggies for months to come.
For step-by-step instructions on how to preserve your produce by freezing click here.