Smyrna-La Vergne Food Bank Wants Your Garden Fresh Produce

Despite the recent heat wave, I have more zucchini than I can shake a stick at right now, and the tomatoes and green peppers are coming along quite nicely as well. So tomorrow morning I will be packing up my extra veg and dropping it off at the Smyrna-La Vergne Food Bank. I checked out their website this evening and found that they are critically low on fresh produce at the moment:

Fresh fruits and veggies are always in short supply here at Smyrna-LaVergne Food Bank (SLFB). If your gardening efforts result in more food than you can use, please consider donating your surplus to SLFB. We’ll distribute your donation to those in need here in our community.

Our thanks to the gardeners at Smyrna Presbyterian Church, whose members are participating in our “Plant A Row” campaign this year. Long time supporters of SLFB, the church will be donating a variety of produce gleaned from the church garden to the Food Bank. We appreciate their support of our “Plant A Row” project.

This week’s edition of the Smyrna A.M. has an article about our “Plant A Row” project. View the online version.

What to Donate
Due to our limited refrigerator space, produce that is shelf-stable is appreciated. Here are some recommendations:

• Carrots
• Corn
• Collard Greens
• Cucumbers
• Green Beans
• Onions
• Peppers
• Potatoes
• Squash
• Tomatoes (slightly under-ripe)
• Zucchini

Food donations may be dropped off at our facility Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Not sure where we’re located? Get driving directions on our Contact Us page.

The SLFB is located at 130 Richardson Street in Smyrna, which is near the old downtown area.

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