Contact your local county Extension office through our County Office List.

   
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Tired of all the excess cucumber, zucchini, squash and tomatoes that keep producing and producing? Too much produce to preserve? Want to give some away? How and where can I donate?

Food banks are located all over the state. Here are some of the ways to locate a food pantry to deliver your fresh food.
Feeding America is a website dedicated to listing food banks in each state. Click on the state and there is a comprehensive listing of information about the food bank.  http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx?state=CO

Ample Harvest is an on-line organization which lists food pantries in different states across the country.
http://www.ampleharvest.org/find-pantry.php

Hunger Free Colorado Campaign works to end childhood hunger in Colorado. Call the hotline and staff can assist with locating food pantries along with food stamp programs.
Hotline Number: (855)855-4626
http://www.hungerfreecolorado.org/initiatives/hunger-free-hotline.html

Garden Writers Association ‘Plant a Row for the Hungry’ is a national effort supported by the Garden Centers of Colorado to urge people to plant extra vegetables to donate to food banks.
http://gardenwriters.org/gwa.php?p=par/index.html

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