Welcome to the Palm Beach County Food Project!

food project volunteersThe Food Project 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, our volunteers (Neighborhood Coordinators) enlist their 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 powerful sense of community. So everyone wins.

What's the result?

full shelvesThis program is just incredibly successful for its simplicity, effectiveness and outstanding results! We have been growing now for five good years, from some 500 pounds collected at the beginning to now about 20,000 pounds of  food every other month…one bag at a time!                                           

WE DO NEED MORE PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS JOINING US, BECAUSE THE NEED GETS BIGGER AND BIGGER! CHURCHES LOOKING TO HELP THEIR NEIGHBORS, CALL!

Please click on the links in a box below and join us! Whether you donate food, collect it, help make policy decisions, or help out in some other way, you are what makes this program work. The Palm Beach County Food Project 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

  Next Pickup Day:             Saturday,          December 8th, 2018

Most Needed Items:

Non-Perishable Food

  • Whole Grain Cereal
  • Hearty Soups & Stews
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cooking Oil (Olive, Canola, Sun Flower
  • Canned Tuna, Sardines, Salmon and Chicken
  • Canned Beans, any kind
  • Dried Beans
  • Whole Grain Oatmeal
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Shelf Stable Milk
  • Brown Rice
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Canned Low Sodium Soups
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Jam & Jelly, Honey
  • Soy Milk
  • Canned Milk
  • Powdered Vegetable Protein
  • Whole Grain Pasta, Dried Mashed Potatoes
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Peanut Butter

Condiments & Spices

  Light Mayo, Mustard,   Ketchup, Salt & Pepper

Seniors

  Low Sodium Pull-Tab     Soups and Single-   Serving Meals         Dried Fruit               Low-sodium Single-Serving Meals                Low-sodium Crackers     Green Tea (regular and   decaf)                 Chocolate                Hard Candies

Non-Food Items

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap