Yavapai Food Neighbors Project is a donor based food program that provides participating Emergency Food Providers (EFP) assistance in keeping their shelves full year round. This project provides food at critical times throughout the year, particularly January thru September when donations are low. All EFPs in communities supporting YFNP collection events are invited to apply to become a recipient of the food collected.
The program is simple and effective. Every 2 months, Neighborhood Coordinators and food donors purchase a few extra items every trip to the grocery store to fill a green YFNP bag.
On the second Saturday of every even numbered month, the donors place their filled bags by their front door for the coordinators to pick up and deliver to a designated collection site. The bags are then weighed, sorted and boxed up by emergency food providers to take away. Yavapai Food Council is committed to providing food from the project to local emergency food providers in the communities where our donors live.
THE NATIONAL FOOD NEIGHBORS PROJECT
This project is based on the successful Ashland, Oregon- based Neighborhood Food Project (founded in 2009) which has surpassed the 1 million pounds collected mark. Yavapai Food Council recognizes the national Neighborhood Food Project for generously providing the operating system application, training, and other services that allow Yavapai Food Council to implement this program.
YFC recognizes the United Way of Yavapai County, Sedona Community Foundation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for providing grants that helped strengthen the launch and growth of the project in 2013-14. YFC also thanks our partners, Kids Against Hunger and Cliff Castle Casino, for their extra efforts in donating food to this project. An explainable amount of gratitude goes out to all of the Neighborhood Coordinators and Food Donors that make this project a success!
Start a Food Neighbors Project in your community today!
Call 928-254-8172 for more information.