Welcome to the Ashland Food Project!

The Ashland 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.

mom and kids picking up food

Food Project video

What's the Food Project about?
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What 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 shelvesOur system really works! We currently bring the Ashland Emergency Food Bank more than 120,000 lbs of food a year…one bag at a time. That’s about 35% of the food they distribute!

Please consider becoming of our our bi-monthly food donors.  Click on the link 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. And if you would like to make a financial donation to help us recruit more food donors, please go to HELP IN OTHER WAYS.  The Ashland 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, August 8

Most Neighborhood Coordinators will pick up your green bag after 9 AM on pickup day.

Needed Items:

Peanut/Almond Butter
Cereal
Hearty Soups
Cooking Oil

Other Non-Perishable Food

Canned: Meat (including Tuna), Fruit, Beans, & Vegetables (including Stewed Tomatoes)
Dried Beans, including Pinto
Masa
Rice: Brown & Long Grain
Milk: Soy, Rice & Canned
Textured Vegetable Protein
Pasta
Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, etc.)
Baby Food
Bottled Water

Especially for Seniors

Dried Fruits
Ready made jell-o & pudding
Ensure® protein drinks
Low-sodium Pull-tab Soups
Low-sodium Single-Serving Meals
Low-sodium Crackers
Green Tea (regular and decaf)
Canned Vegetables
Hard Candies

Non-Food Items

Diapers
Toilet Paper
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Body Soap - bar & liquid
Dish soap
Laundry soap
Paper Towels/Napkins/Wipes
Can Openers