Nancy’s Project exists to reduce food insecurity and increase access to essential household goods for Monterey County families who grow the fresh food others enjoy but which they can seldom afford.  Nancy’s Project volunteers collect surplus food from partner grocers five days a week for distribution in farm communities throughout the Salinas Valley.  On delivery days, donated clothing, shoes, toys and household basics ride along with the food containers in the Nancy’s Project’s van.  These in-kind donations, and funds to cover our operational costs, come from generous donors who share our admiration and respect for farm labor families.

Our latest deliveries

To school kids in Salinas & Greenfield

Thanks to our community,  we purchased 1,200 pairs of new school shoes and more than 400 new backpacks stuffed with school supplies to help our farm worker school kids get off to a good start in the new school year!

July and August 2023

Nancy’s Project is staffed by a group of 50 volunteers. In addition to our food deliveries our volunteers work alongside other volunteer groups and organizations within our community. Together we find creative ways to work together to make a difference to farm worker families.

All Saints' Day School Donates Hundreds of Pounds of Beans Every Week

Carmel High Students Make Lots of Easter Baskets

The UPS Store Mid Valley Collects for our Diaper Drive

Carmel High School Book Club Collects Boxes of Children's Books