These communities have started their own food collection programs based on this model. We would be happy to ...
The Ashland Food Project was started in January 2009 by a small group of Ashland residents who wanted make it easy for people to donate food to the Ashland Emergency Food Bank. We realized that many of our neighbors wanted to help fight hunger in our community, but for one reason or another, never get around to it. So we created a simple, door-to-door food collection system to enable them to pitch in.
Ocean Park is a rural area which serves approximately 400 families a month. We have great support from the community both in food and cash donations. In June 2011, we learned of A Simple Gesture home pick-up program and decided it would help us get more food donations from a larger group of residents. Our first pick-up was in October 2011. We modeled our program exactly after the program in Paradise. We now have 170 enrollees. With federal giving down, this program has been critical to maintaining the amount of food we give to our clients.
The Simple Gesture Program is modeled from one in use in Paradise California as well as in other communities. All it asks is for residents of our community (Orland, Capay, Hamilton City and Artois) to help their neighbors in a very simple way.
The Oroville Hope Center has started their door-to-door food collection program. Their first pick up date is February 11, 2012. The program is run by the Hope Center and they are calling it A Simple Gesture. Well, thanks.
The Chico Food Project is a door-to-door food collection program formed to help provide non-perishable items to existing food pantries six times a year. Everyone is invited to join and our food is available through the food pantries. We modeled The Chico Food Project after A Simple Gesture in Paradise. You can email us at email@example.com, call us at (530)230-7232, write us at P.O. Box 7156, Chico, Ca. 95927, or find us on the web at chicofoodproject.org (website under construction.)
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank is operated by a coalition of churches and denominations serving the local community of Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland and Redmond, by providing nourishment and ministry to those in need.
The Green Bag Program is a food collection program that provides a steady supply of food to help feed the hungry in our eastside communities.
Supporters are the core of our program. Your generosity and community spirit allow us to collect food for our less fortunate friends and neighbors. An extra item or two each shopping trip is all it takes to fill up your "cool green bag" for pick-up every other month.