Welcome to the Clark Neighbors Food Project!

food project volunteersThe Clark Neighbors Food Project (CNFP) is a revolutionary way to collect food: It's a donor drive, not a food drive.

Instead of asking for one-time contributions of food, volunteers (Neighborhood Coordinators) enlist neighbors to become long-term Food Donors.

 

 

Food Project video

What's the Food Project about?
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mom and kids picking up foodWhat we do

Neighbors donate a bag of food every two months. It's incredibly easy, because we supply the bag…and we pick up the food! This provides food pantries with a steady, year-round supply of food…and provides donors with the ongoing satisfaction of making a real difference. They also get to know their neighbors, which builds a full shelvespowerful sense of community. So everyone wins.

What's the result?

Our system really works! In Medford, Oregon, the Food Project brings Medford area food banks more than 170,000 pounds of food a year…one bag at a time! In Portland, Oregon, the Food Project brings Portland area food banks more than 130,000 pounds of food a year. Even so, there's plenty of room for growth. 

So read more…and then click on a link below to join us! Remember: the CNFP is a grassroots group. That means it depends entirely on people like you. Whether you donate food, collect it, participate in making policy decisions, or help out in some other way, you are what makes this program work. The CFNP needs you! 

grocery bag

We’ll bring you a reusable green bag. Put food in it, and we’ll pick it up. It’s that easy!

person with grocery bags

Get a group of neighbors to be Food Donors, and pick up their food every two months.

women staffing table

Canvassing
Help at food bank
Emergency pickups

Want to start a Food Project in your town?

woman filling bags

We'll help! Contact us

Pickup Dates 
2017
 Saturday, Dec. 9

2018
Saturday, Feb. 10
Saturday, April 14
Saturday, June 9
Saturday, Aug. 11
Saturday, Oct. 13
Saturday, Dec. 8

Most Needed Items:

Non-Perishable Food
(Think Nutritious!)

  • Canned Tuna/Meat
    Peanut Butter
    Hearty Soups
    Jelly
    Cereal
    Canned Fruit
    Cooking Oil
    Sugar
    Canned Beans
        (Black, Pinto)
    Dried Beans
    Rice
    Healthy Snacks
    Canned Tomatoes
    Canned Milk
    Canned Corn
    Canned Stew
    Canned Chili
    Rice-a-Roni

Non-Food Items

  • Diapers (Infant-Adult) Paper Products
    Feminine Hygiene Items