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Announcement

For the sake of transparency, the Groton Neighborhood Food Project as a legal entity is dissolving. The good news is many of you may not have been aware it was a separate entity and there is NO change to you. Neighborhood coordinators and food donors will continue to participate in our bi-monthly collections the same way as done today. All neighborhood food collection efforts will be managed by Loaves and Fishes directly. This behind the scenes change is being done to streamline efforts.
Stay tuned for updates!

A Door-to-Door Collection System Serving Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
The Groton Food Project is a revolutionary way to collect food! It’s a donor drive, not a food drive. Getting involved couldn’t be any easier.

Donate Food

Buy an extra item or two each time you shop. Become a food donor.

Collect Food

Organize neighbors to be food donors. Become a Neighborhood Coordinator.

Donate $$

Donate directly to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and help feed our neighbors.

Food Pickup Dates:

 

February 12, 2022

April 9, 2022

June 11, 2022

August 13, 2022

October 8, 2022

December 10, 2022

February 11, 2023

New Sponsorship!

We would like to thank Pelletier Properties for their generous support of the Groton Neighborhood Food Project. This sponsorship is critical to our mission of collecting and delivering food to Loaves & FIshes Food Pantry. Food is hope and we are so excited to partner with Pelletier Properties to bring that hope to families in our community!
Pelletier Properties is Groton Neighborhood Food Project's 2021 Sponsor

Hunger In Groton?

If you’re standing in a line somewhere in town, one of the eight people around you probably hasn’t had enough to eat. And if your child is in a class of 28 people, 7 of their classmates may not be sure where their next meal is coming from.

Why Are So Many Hungry?

Many of our neighbors simply can’t afford to buy enough food—even when they’re working. Feeding America reports that at least 1/3 of all American families who get help with food have one or more people working.

Why Are So Many Hungry?

Many of our neighbors simply can’t afford to buy enough food—even when they’re working. Feeding America reports that at least 1/3 of all American families who get help with food have one or more people working.

A Silver Lining

If 60 million Americans are “food insecure,” then about 250 million Americans are not. This means that there are plenty of people who can afford to offer a little help. You may be one of them.

Why Participate?

  • I had no idea how good it would make me feel!

  • I kept wondering what those green bags on people’s mailboxes were. Once I found out, I was hooked.

  • I’m so proud to be a part of this community.

  • I can’t believe how easy it is— and we’ve made such great friends!

  • I want my kids to grow up learning to help. This has been such a great experience for them.

  • I have to do it. If my family was in need I’d want to know there are people here to help.

Feeding Families One Bag At A Time

The Town of Groton, Massachusetts began our nonprofit neighborhood-based food donation program in 2014 and we are going strong: adding new neighborhoods, collecting more food, and truly making a difference. It’s the easiest, most effective, most empowering way to organize community support for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. Every two months, volunteers go door-to-door, picking up food from their neighbors.

Groton Food Donors

Families Served

Pounds of Food Collected

The Power Of One Green Bag

You can provide a regular supply of food to your hungry neighbors plus create new neighborhood connections and strengthen our community. Learn how it works.

Most Needed Items

Ensure
Canned Pasta
Flavored Rice
Coffee, ground and/or instant (No whole bean or k-cups)
Macaroni & Cheese
Helpers (hamburger, tuna, dry potatoes, etc.)
Jelly
Peanut Butter
Snack Crackers / Cookies
Cake, Pancake & Cookie Baking Mixes
Shampoo
Deodorant
Dishwashing Liquid
Depends small Unisex

We have also been asked to refrain from donating “family” or “super-sized” items.

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