The Bend Food Project needs help in a variety of ways beside food donation. If you’d like to contribute additionally or do something instead of donating or collecting food, take a look at this list and see if something else interests you. Then contact us and let us know how you’d like to help.
A great way to meet new people. Help us set up a table at one of Bend’s supermarkets. Then have fun chatting with passersby, thanking current BFP members and signing up new ones. We’ll supply all the materials and teach you how to do it. We usually work in 2-hour shifts.
Every once in a while, we organize a group-canvassing effort in a particular area of town, to expand our Food Donor base. Don’t worry if you’ve never knocked on doors before; we’ll team you with an experienced canvasser …so you’ll have fun with a partner while you learn. It’s an important way to keep the BFP growing!
3Helping at the Food Bank
On Pickup Day, dozens of volunteers pitch in at the collection site, accepting, sorting, and stocking the food delivered by the BFP. It’s a fun, celebratory atmosphere. Volunteers generally work in 2- or 3-hour shifts. Pickup Day is the 2nd Saturday of each even month.
4Emergency Pick Ups
Every once in a while a Neighborhood Coordinator gets ill, is out of town, or just plain needs assistance on Pickup Day. So we need a list of people we can call on to pick up food in a pinch. (You need to have a vehicle for this.)
Got a special skill or interest you’d like to share? We can probably use it! Writing, editing, web site or data management, bookkeeping, photography …you name it. Just let us know what you can (or would like to). We’ll find a place for it.
6Making Financial Donations
BFP is a volunteer-run organization, so we need funds for a wide variety of things, like purchasing our iconic green bags, printing reminder cards, finding food donors, and implementing volunteer retention tools. If you’d like to support us financially, make your tax-deductible donation by clicking the green button below and entering your city into the field. (We’ll send you a receipt for your taxes.) Thank you!