Napa Valley has a CanDo attitude.

Napa Valley CanDo believes in the power of many small actions to make a really big difference. We connect, inspire and empower Napa Valley residents like you by making it easy to stay informed and work together to create a strong, caring, inclusive community.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

— Margaret Mead

You can volunteer for one of our dynamic projects, even for just an hour or two, or help one of the many local organizations we support. Each individual action connects to others. Together, we‘re making our Valley and world better.

It's that time again, fall, harvest, pumpkin spice, costumes!  As we head into the holiday season, it does us well to remember those who struggle to meet their daily needs.  Food insecurity is not an issue for most of us.  But there are those who struggle to decide which bills to pay first and, often, buying food is at the bottom of the list.

In this list of nonperishable needs for the Food Bank, we've included those items typically used for holiday meals, as well as the usual shortages in their supplies:
• Cereal/oatmeal
• Soup-cans or cartons
• Peanut Butter
• Pasta- all varieties
• Canned Ham as well as other canned meats
• Holiday fare- yams, pumpkin, stuffing, red and green enchilada sauce, mole sauce 

You can help stock up the Food Bank for the holidays as well as all year long. Join our Napa Food Project as a food donor or as a coordinator. Both jobs are easy!
CANV , CanDo, and NVLA at Covenant Presbyterian Church for Friday Free Food Market. What a Team!

Also in this week's newsletter:
• Call for Art: Día de los Muertos
• Indigenous Peoples' Day is October 9
• Featured CanDo Projects: CanDo Garden for the Food Bank
• Spotlight on Local Nonprofits
• Community News: Results from Napa County's Coastal Cleanup Day
• News Flash: Two Solar Eclipses Coming Our Way!
• Compost Corner: What Can Be Done With Old Mattresses?
• Quick Tips: VOTE in Fat Bear Week, Oct. 5-11
• Bits & Pieces: Let’s Give the Salmon Some Respect, Too

Get inspired to take action.

Share Food and Reduce Hunger

No one should go hungry! Powerful CanDo projects help fight food insecurity in Napa County.

Support Local Nonprofits

CanDo helps raise awareness and funds, increases volunteerism, and recognizes exceptional work.

Advocate for Our Community

The more we know, the more we grow. CanDo’s projects and events challenge us all to do better.


The CanDo Connection

Our Weekly e-Newsletter

The CanDo Connection informs our members and interested volunteers about ways to take action. It’s the thread that weaves us all together with done-in-a day or ongoing volunteer opportunities, community events, family-friendly news, and dynamic projects created by CanDo members.

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We are happy to help get your message about volunteering opportunities or non-profit events out to the community.

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CanDo is a one-stop shop for those who want to get involved, but don’t know where to begin.

— Angela, CanDo Member

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