"I don't recognize some of the vegetables they give out at my local food pantry."
Ask your neighbor or pantry volunteers for help identifying new foods.
Search this site for information or recipes using unfamiliar foods.
Many food pantries offer cooking demos or nutrition education classes. Check one out or ask the staff if they might offer one.
Even if the food is unfamiliar, it's probably similar to something you already know how to prepare.
Bring your phone to the food pantry this week and use the Discover Foods section of this site to learn about a new food you see there.