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.
Each year, the Back Mountain Veggie Garden produces hundreds of pounds of fresh vegetables which are given to clients of the 3 local food pantries.
In 2018, they were able to donate 1,800 lb of fresh produce to the Back Mountain Food Pantry, Pastor’s Food Pantry and Back Mountain Harvest Pantry.
We are working with the amazing volunteers at the Veggie Garden and are updating our website to show what they are doing today and what help is needed from the community.
So for now, a sneak peak of how it looks today:
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.