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.
What's the Food Project about?
Watch a video. (3:15 min.)
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?
Our 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.
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:
Most Neighborhood Coordinators will pick up your green bag after 9 AM on pickup day.
Other Non-Perishable Food
Canned: Meat (including Tuna), Fruit, Beans, & Vegetables (including Stewed Tomatoes)
Dried Beans, including Pinto
Rice: Brown & Long Grain
Milk: Soy, Rice & Canned
Textured Vegetable Protein
Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, etc.)
Especially for Seniors
Ready made jell-o & pudding
Ensure® protein drinks
Low-sodium Pull-tab Soups
Low-sodium Single-Serving Meals
Green Tea (regular and decaf)
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Body Soap - bar & liquid