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.

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

Aquarium Volunteers Collect Christmas Gifts

Thank you!

Website guru Evelyn Starr of starrsites.com vaulted Nancy’s Project into the online universe in 2012 when she created our first web site and made it possible for more people to learn about Nancy’s Project and interact with us in new ways. Evelyn has provided hosting for the web site, continued to improve its look and functionality — at no charge — and generously covered domain registration fees for the last 10 years.  Nancy’s Project is deeply grateful for all Evelyn has done.  Thank you, Evelyn!