In 2015, the Board of Supervisors, approved a food pantry vegetable garden to be operated on their property. The Supervisors also secured a grant to improve the property at that time. The grant was used to build a road and fencing so Back Mountain Veggie Garden had the resources necessary to create a healthy community garden free from wildlife visitors. The Grant also provided funds for additional supplies needed by the garden including fruit trees.
In 2021, the Back Mountain Veggie Garden produced and donated 1,172 pounds of produce to multiple pantries and projects in the area. The produce distributed included the following: lettuce, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, red beets, potatoes, cabbage, peppers, large and small tomatoes, carrots, green beans, broccoli, swiss chard, garlic, radishes, onions, yellow beans, eggplant and pumpkin.
The Veggie Garden has also partnered with the Back Mountain Bloomers who plant flowers for donations to local assisted living facilities. In 2021, 164 fresh bouquets were delivered around our community.
Local Food Pantries
Our local food pantries provide much needed assistance to countless families in our community. If you would like more information on how you can help, either by donating or hosting a drive, please contact the pantry directly at the numbers and/or websites below:
Back Mountain Food Pantry
Serving residents of both Dallas and Lake-Lehman School Districts.
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Noon)
Pickup Times: Friday from 10:00AM – 12:00 PM (Noon)
Phone: (570) 696-2917
Pastor’s Food Pantry
Serving Noxen, Kunkle, Sweet Valley, Harvey’s Lake, Dallas, Tunkhannock and Hunlock Creek.
Donation Hours: Tuesday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM & Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Noon)
Pickup Times: Please call for Pickup Times
Phone: (570) 885-6204
More information can be found at their website.