Share Your Harvest

Share Your Harvest
Share your garden harvest.

Each year the food pantries in our area distribute nearly 800,000 meals to seniors, adults, and children who need food assistance.

To do this, food pantries have traditionally relied on surplus canned goods. But these days nutritionists are encouraging food pantries to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to their clients.

This summer a food pantry near you would welcome a donation of home-grown fruits or vegetables from your garden. The pantries will distribute your donation through their regular food assistance programs.

The guidelines for donating garden food are simple:

  • Call the pantry ahead of time to ask whether it is equipped to accept fresh garden produce.
  • Deliver your donation to the pantry during its designated hours for accepting GardenShare food. Most food pantries do not have facilities for long-term storage.
  • All donations must be fresh and undamaged homegrown fruits or vegetables. Do not donate what you yourself would not enjoy eating.


St. Lawrence County
To find a food pantry in St. Lawrence County, see the table below.

Counties West/South
To find a food pantry in Lewis, Jefferson, Oswego, Oneida, or Herkimer counties, contact:

The Food Bank of Central New York 
6970 Schuyler Road 
East Syracuse NY 13057 
(315) 437-1899 
(800) 444-1562 (in CNY only)

Counties East/South
To find a food pantry in Franklin, Hamilton, Essex, Clinton, Warren, Washington, Fulton, or Saratoga counties, contact:

The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York 
965 Albany-Shaker Road 
Latham NY 12110 
(518) 786-3691 


St. Lawrence County Food Pantries

Location Food Pantry Phone
Brasher Falls St. Patrick-St. Lawrence Food Pantry (315) 389-5401
Canton Canton Neighborhood Center (315) 386-3541
Canton Pierrepont Neighborhood Center (315) 244-0069
Canton Church & Community Program 315-386-3534
Chase Mills Louisville Food Pantry 315-764-7473
Colton Colton Neighborhood Center (315) 244-0069
DeKalb Junction Hermon-DeKalb Junction Food Pantry (315) 347-3016
Edwards Edwards Food Pantry (315) 562-3296
Gouverneur Grace Food Pantry
(315) 287-7656 [Parsonage - Primary phone]
(315) 287-2777 [Church - secondary phone]
Gouverneur St. James Outreach Center (315) 287-0114
Gouverneur Gouverneur Neighborhood Center (315) 287-3370
Hammond Hammond Food Pantry (315) 324-5517
Hannawa Falls Helping Hands of Potsdam (315) 268-0633
Heuvelton Heuvelton Central School Food Pantry (315) 344-2414
Heuvelton St. Raphael's Food Pantry
(315) 393 - 2920 (Weekdays)
(315) 344 - 2383 (Parish - weekends)
Heuvelton Heuvelton United Methodist Church Food Pantry (315) 344-7112
Hopkinton Hopkinton Food Pantry (315) 328-4168
Madrid New Beginnings Center (315) 322-4073
Madrid CFC Food Pantry (315) 262-0222
Massena St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry of Massena (315) 769-1200
Massena Salvation Army (315) 769-5154
Massena Massena Neighborhood Center (315) 764-0050
Norfolk Norfolk–Raymondville Food Pantry
(315) 384-4629
(315) 212-0520
Ogdensburg Ogdensburg Neighborhood Center (315) 393-5561
Ogdensburg St. John's Episcopal Church Food Pantry (315) 393-5470
Ogdensburg Salvation Army--North Kountry Kitchen (315) 393-3351
Parishville Parishville Neighborhood Center (315) 244-0069
Potsdam Potsdam Neighborhood Center (315) 265-3920
Richville Richville Baptist Chapel Food Pantry (315) 287-0259
Russell Grass River Food Pantry (315) 562-3450
Star Lake Star Lake Food Pantry (315) 848-3562
Waddington Waddington Family Resource Center
(315) 600 - 7534
(315) 261 - 1819