A simple system that really works

CanDo’s Napa Food Project is an innovative way to fight hunger in our communities. It involves the power of CanDo volunteers, one green bag at a time. Through this project, CanDo has greatly increased the amount of non-perishable food donated to the CANV Food Bank annually.

It’s built around two easy volunteer jobs

Food Donors

Fill a green bag with nonperishable food every two months and put it outside their front doors.

Neighborhood Coordinators

Pick up donors’ green bags every two months and take them to the Napa Valley Food Bank.

Our green bag project builds community by sharing food

More Neighborhood Coordinators (NCs) = More Food Donors
More Food Donors = More Green Bags
More Green Bags = More Food For the Hungry

Rather donate money than groceries?

Yes, you can! There are a couple of options:
• Write a check payable to Napa Food Bank and give to your Neighborhood Coordinator on the pickup day.
-OR-
• Donate online here.

Those green bags add up!

Latest numbers:

Napa: August 8 Pickup 12,573 lbs of food collected 10,478 meals provided
St. Helena: August 8 Pickup 333 lbs of food collected 278 meals provided
Napa Valley so far in 2022 50,030 lbs of food collected 41,692 meals provided

Scroll down the list to see if your neighborhood is participating:


Don’t see your street name listed? Become a Neighborhood Coordinator and encourage your neighbors to be Food Donors!

Calendar

Saturday October 8

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Napa Food Project Pick-up Day


It’s built around two easy volunteer jobs:

Food Donors

Fill a green bag with nonperishable food every two months and put it outside their front doors.

Neighborhood Coordinators
Pick up donors’ green bags every two months and take them to the Napa Valley Food Bank.

Also needed:
Food Bank Warehouse Volunteers  

MORE INFORMATION: https://nvcando.org/share-food/food-project/

Saturday December 10

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Napa Food Project Pick-up Day


It’s built around two easy volunteer jobs:

Food Donors

Fill a green bag with nonperishable food every two months and put it outside their front doors.

Neighborhood Coordinators
Pick up donors’ green bags every two months and take them to the Napa Valley Food Bank.

Also needed:
Food Bank Warehouse Volunteers  

MORE INFORMATION: https://nvcando.org/share-food/food-project/

Saturday February 11

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Napa Food Project Pick-up Day


It’s built around two easy volunteer jobs:

Food Donors

Fill a green bag with nonperishable food every two months and put it outside their front doors.

Neighborhood Coordinators
Pick up donors’ green bags every two months and take them to the Napa Valley Food Bank.

Also needed:
Food Bank Warehouse Volunteers  

MORE INFORMATION: https://nvcando.org/share-food/food-project/

How it Works: Three Simple Steps for Food Donors

Sign up and fill a bag every other month.

Neighbors like you sign up to be regular Food Donors. Each week when you go food shopping, buy an extra non-perishable item (or two) and store it in the nifty, reusable green bag we give you.

Put the bag outside your front door.

Every two months — on the second Saturday of every even-numbered month — you’ll receive a reminder to put your green bag of food outside your front door.

Your Neighborhood Coordinator picks up your bag and delivers it to the CANV Food Bank.

At the CANV Food Bank, CanDo volunteers wait to unload, weigh and sort the food. Each pick-up day, CanDo brings in over 10,000 pounds of food. That averages 8,333 meals!

How it Works: Three Simple Steps for Neighborhood Coordinators

Attend 60-minute orientation.

Learn the process and receive supplies.

Recruit your neighbors (from 1 to 100!)

Knock on your neighbors’ door and ask them if they would like to be involved in this easy and powerful project to help the hungry in Napa County. Sign them up and give them a green bag!

Pick up green bags and deliver to the CANV Food Bank Warehouse, the second Saturday of even-numbered months.

Deliver your green bags to the CANV Food Bank Warehouse where cheerful volunteers will unload your car. You will receive new supplies for next time. You needn’t get out of your car.

Interested? Sign up below!

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