How to Help
One of our volunteers has a large family. Each year a different family member chooses a place to donate their contributions at the holiday season. During her year, she graciously chosen for everyone's contribution to go to Project FEED. We value their thoughtfulness and thought we'd pass along the idea.
Why donate? One of our clients shared her story:
I have a daughter who is one, and I am married. My husband lost his job 2 years ago, and is currently in school to get a better job. I do work full time and we do get some assistance from SNAP*. However we are having a real struggle to make ends meet on the one income. We struggle to make the necessities monthly. Rent, heat, lights, gas for work, car payment and food. Never mind the credit cards we have racked up to make ends meet, medical bills, unemployment we owe and taxes due. We have borrowed all we can from friends and family. I don’t know where else to turn, or what to do. Please advise, and direct me. Thanks in advance.
Help till stamps become available.
'snap' is the acronym for what is commonly called "food stamps"
One of our clients has been homeless but just got an apartment. We helped give his kitchen its first contents. Another client lost all her savings because of a medical problem and no insurance. Others have just lost jobs and are looking for another but in the interim need help. Others are unexpectedly supporting relatives who are without homes and needing shelter.
We appreciate donations of non-perishable goods such as: canned vegetables, fruits, soups, meats, tuna, spaghetti sauce, jams and peanut butter, beans, juices, and evaporated milk; boxed items -- macaroni and cheese, instant potatoes, cereal,tea, and crackers; personal care items -- shampoos, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers, tampons and sanitary pads; and household items -- dish detergent and laundry detergent.
Reusable bags are very welcomed as we try to transition from plastic and paper.
We accept donations during our open hours. These include fresh produce from a garden. See Ample Harvest for more information.
Donate Time - Join Our Volunteers
We restock weekly on Monday mornings, pick up food throughout the week, and serve the clients in the afternoons. If you would like to volunteer, send us an email or call during open hours. We are especially in need of people to work directly with our clients in the afternoons. Training is available.
Cash donations are always welcome. They can be sent directly to our address. Or you can use PayPal by clicking below.
Our donors have been very generous this past year. Although our client load is up, through careful purchases and planning and your assistance we have been able to maintain the needed funds to continue this important work. THANK YOU!