The Palm Beach County Food Project is a Neighborhood Food Donation Program which began in June 2013. Several members of Oceanview Church were among the initial Neighborhood Coordinators (NCs) for the Project. The initial pick up in June 2013 was 500 pounds from 37 donors. The program has grown to numerous neighborhoods throughout Palm Beach County. In the last twelve months, nearly 35 TONS of food has been donated.
NEXT “Green Bag” Collection – by Saturday, April 14th – Join the mission…
Need a Bag? Contact Kay Heisler: firstname.lastname@example.org
List of Needed Food : PBCFP updated food list Feb 2018
A Note from Our Coordinator – Kay Heisler
CONGRATULATIONS!! What a great way to head into our 2018 Palm Beach County Food Project Year:
Palm Beach County Food Project
Building Community. Sharing Food.
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.
The 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.
How the Food Project works:
The NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATOR (NC) signs up his or her neighbors to be Food Donors. Each Donor receives a green cloth grocery bag in which to collect his or her food donation. Every two months, the NC picks up the green food bags from their Donors and leaves a new bag for the next pick up.
The food is then boxed and taken to a designated collection site. The food is sorted, weighed and ready almost immediately for distribution to food Pantries (such as those operated by C.R.O.S. Ministries) where it is then distributed to hungry and needy people in Palm Beach County.
You can become a Neighborhood Coordinator in your neighborhood. It is quite easy, you will have plenty of tools to help you get it done and you will feel great!! You can sign up to be a Neighborhood Coordinator on the website listed below, or contact either Erich or Kay.