The Food Pantry Garden has put together the following list of items that we have an immediate need for. If any individual, business or community group has any of these items or can help by purchasing any of these items for the garden, please contact Bob McGuire at 570-574-2789 for further information and to arrange your donation. Donations are tax deductible.
Bales of Straw – We could use 20 to 30 bales of straw for mulch. We have dry storage available so we can store over winter for use the following year if necessary.
Lawn Mower/Lawn Tractor – New or used mowers for mowing the grass at the garden.
Garden Sprayer – 2 gallon sprayers for fertilizer, fruit tree oils, etc.
Hose End Sprayers – We could always use a few good spray nozzles for our garden hoses.
Landscape Staples – We use hundreds of landscape staples each year. Six or eight inches long.
Gift Cards – We can use gift cards for Lowes and Home Depot or 415 Pro Hardware in Dallas. These will be used to purchase seeds, tools, fertilizer, pest protection, etc.
Your Time – We really need more volunteers to help with all of the garden tasks. Ideally we are looking for individuals, families, and groups how would be responsible for one particular task throughout the summer. For example we have one volunteer who mows the grass around the garden every week. Another volunteer takes care of the orchard every week. We need more people to take on the care of a row of tomatoes, or a row of peppers, etc. That would be your job and your only job all summer. If you are part of a group like a church youth group, a different member could do the task each week so it is not always the same person all summer. If we all do one thing, everything will get done and the garden will be more productive.
Thank you for your support!