Welcome to the Medford Food Project!
The Medford Food Project is a revolutionary new 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. Since we started in 2011, our Donors have contributed more than 650,000 lbs. of food!
What's the Food Project about?
Watch a video. (3:15 min.)
ABOUT THE MEDFORD FOOD PROJECT
What we do
Neighbors give 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. People also get to know their neighbors, which builds a powerful sense of community. So everyone wins.
What's the result?
Our system really works! We currently bring Medford area Food Banks more than 150,000 lbs. of food a year…one bag at a time! There's plenty of room for growth.
So read more…and then click on a link below to join us! Remember: The MFP 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 MFP needs you!
We’ll bring you a reusable green bag. Put food in it, and we’ll pick it up. It’s that easy!
Get a group of neighbors to be Food Donors, and pick up their food every two months.
Help at food bank
Next Pickup Day: Saturday, Dec. 12th
Most Needed Items:
- Hearty Soups
- Canned Meat
- Canned Fruit
- Cooking Oil
- Canned Tuna
- Canned Beans
- Dried Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Canned Corn
- Brown Rice
- Long Grain White Rice
- Plain Stewed Tomatoes
- Fruit Cocktail
- Side Dishes
- Soy Milk
- Canned Milk
- Texturized Vegetable Protein
- Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, etc.)
The Medford Food Project has very low overhead. We are a volunteer-run organization, but we need funds for purchasing green bags, "thank you" and "sorry" cards, and information for signing up new donors.
Please help us with a tax-deductible donation. You'll receive a receipt for your taxes. Thank you!