Welcome to the Phoenix Food Project!

The Phoenix Food Project is a revolutionary way to collect food: It's a donor drive, not a food drive.

Instead of asking for one-time contributions of food, our volunteers (Neighborhood Coordinators) enlist their neighbors to become long-term Food Donors.

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mom and kids picking up foodWhat we do

Neighbors donate a bag of food every two months. It's incredibly easy, because we supply the bag…and we pick up the food! This provides food pantries with a steady, year-round supply of food…and provides donors with the ongoing satisfaction of making a real difference. They also get to know their neighbors, which builds a powerful sense of community. So everyone wins.

What's the result?

full shelvesOur system really works! We have collected more than 12,000 pounds of non-perishables for the Phoenix Food Pantry since our small beginning in Febr 2011…one bag at a time. The congregation and pantry workers fill in needs the last Sunday of each month, and by shopping for much needed proteins like peanut butter and canned tuna with funds donated by Green Bag participants who just got too busy to shop...

Read more…and then click on the link in a box below and join us! Whether you donate food, collect it, help make policy decisions, or help out in some other way, you are what makes this program work. The PFP needs you.

grocery bag

We’ll bring you a reusable green bag. Put food in it, and we’ll pick it up. It’s that easy!

person with grocery bags

Get a group of neighbors to be Food Donors, and pick up their food every two months.

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Canvassing
Help at food bank
Emergency pickups

Want to start a Food Project in your town?

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Next Pickup Day: Saturday, October 11

Most Needed Items:

  • Cereal
  • Hearty Soups
  • Cooking Oil
  • Diapers – infant to adult sizes

Non-Perishable Food

  • Canned Meat, Tuna & Chicken
  • Canned Fruit & Fruit Cocktail
  • Pasta Sauce with meat
  • Brown & Long Grain White Rice
  • Plain Stewed Tomatoes & Tomato Sauce
  • Soy, Rice, Canned & Powdered Milk
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Side Dishes (Pasta, Rice, Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, etc.)

Especially for Seniors

  • Dried Fruits
  • Ensure protein drinks
  • Low-sodium Pull-tab Soups
  • Low-sodium Single-Serving Meals
  • Low-sodium Crackers
  • Green Tea (regular and decaf)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Hard Candies

Non-Food Items

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Sanitary Supplies