Share garden bounty

Gardeners can bring excess produce to two locations to share with food pantry

Area gardeners can still bring their good surplus produce to the Ever Green House at Overland Trail Drive and D Street in Gering on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. through September.

However, starting Aug. 29 they can also bring donations to the Panhandle Research and Extension Center from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesdays through September. The Panhandle Research and Extension Center is located at 4502 Avenue I in Scottsbluff.

Donations from both collection sites will be taken to the CAPWN food pantry as part of the Cultivating Health Our Way (CHOW) program. The CHOW program and the Ever Green House in Gering have been partnering to supply the food pantry at the Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) with fresh produce. Vegetables are grown in a donation garden at the Ever Green House with the help of volunteers, Extension Master Gardeners, and the SNAP-Ed program of Scotts Bluff and Morrill Counties, and then delivered to the food pantry.