Donate from your Summer Garden

Donate from your Summer Garden

fresh vegetables. [image by randy fath]

Fresh homegrown vegetables and fruits are always welcome at the pantry.

Follow 3 simple tips for a successful drop-off.
  1. Email at least 24 hours in advance.
    Send a quick note to indicating your anticipated drop-off day and time, plus the produce varieties you will bring.
  2. Keep them dirty.
    Do not wash items. Fresh produce should be dry and in the same condition as it was harvested.
  3. Deliver during open hours.
    Read below for the drop-off time and location.
Drop-off times and location
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Coordinate a date with the staff by email
  • Husker Pantry @ Univ Health Center, Room 123
    550 N 19th St, Lincoln, NE   View on map


Only deliver the fresh items to Health Center pantry location.

Do not bring fresh veggies and fruits to the East Campus pantry location, nor put them in the small donation bins located around campus.

Highly requested items
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Summer Squash
  • Beans
  • Potatoes
  • Corn - on the cob, in husks
Items not accepted
  • Melons
  • Berries
  • Exotic varieties or hard-to-cook items
    • We appreciate the talents of our local gardeners, but exotic items (e.g. okra, plantains) do not move off the shelves quickly enough before being past their prime. If you have questions, email
  • Processed items
    • Do not slice, peel, freeze, can, or preserve the vegetables and fruits. Items must remain in their fresh-just-harvested condition.

No Garden?

Purchase fresh vegetables and fruits at farmers markets and grocery stores, or gather the surplus harvest of your gardening neighbors and friends. Follow the same tips outlined above for making a drop-off.