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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 to the Groton Neighborhood Food Project via PayPal®. Your tax-deductible donation will go toward expanding our community and feeding more of our neighbors.

Food Pickup Dates:

 

February 8, 2020

April 11, 2020 – CANCELLED

June 13, 2020 – CANCELLED

August 8, 2020

October 10, 2020

December 12, 2020

February 13, 2021

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Feeding Families One Bag At A Time

The Town of Groton 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

  • Reusable Cloth Grocery Bags
  • Salad Dressings
  • Ketchup or Mayonnaise
  • Cake Mix
  • Canned Pasta
  • Hearty Beef Soup
  • Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup
  • Hamburger or Tuna Helpers
  • Grape or Strawberry Jelly
  • Baked Beans/Canned Chili
  • Canned Tomato Products
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Fruit
  • Boxed Flavored Rice
  • Canned Tuna
  • Brownie Mix
  • Coffee
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Ramen
  • Juice
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Dish Detergent
  • Diapers (size 5 & 6 & Pull Ups)
  • Feminine Care Products
  • Poise Pads

Most Needed Items

  • Reusable Cloth Grocery Bags
  • Salad Dressings
  • Ketchup or Mayonnaise
  • Cake Mix
  • Canned Pasta
  • Hearty Beef Soup
  • Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup
  • Hamburger or Tuna Helpers
  • Grape or Strawberry Jelly
  • Baked Beans/Canned Chili
  • Canned Tomato Products
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Fruit
  • Boxed Flavored Rice
  • Canned Tuna
  • Brownie Mix
  • Coffee
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Ramen
  • Juice
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Dish Detergent
  • Diapers (size 5 & 6 & Pull Ups)
  • Feminine Care Products
  • Poise Pads

I want to get involved!

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