Our Work

What We Do

Our day starts at 8am when a Nancy’s Project volunteer picks up the van and drives to Safeway and Trader Joe’s, meeting additional volunteers there to help them load. After loading the generously donated groceries, the van is returned to our storage unit. Donated clothing, household items and beans and rice are added for delivery. In the afternoon, a second volunteer picks up the van and drives it to one of our distribution locations where people are lined up waiting for the van to arrive. The Nancy’s Project volunteers are ably assisted by volunteers from three churches in Salinas and one Greenfield family who help assure that the distribution is efficient and fair. After unloading the van is returned. Our volunteers and community partners in Greenfield take some of the food, clothing and household items to San Miguel, San Ardo and Gloria Camp. Still have questions? Here are some FAQ‘s.

We Also Collect and Distribute

Gently used clothing, furniture, household goods, baby equipment, toys and shoes

Christmas gifts labeled by age and gender

Non-perishable food, rice & beans especially

New diapers

New underwear and shoes for back to school

Backpacks full of school supplies

We deliver five days a week to two locations in Salinas and two locations in Greenfield. We serve 2,121 people per week with 62% being children.

Our Community Partners

We can’t do this alone, we want to  recognize the following organizations for playing an essential role in getting much needed food and supplies to families in the Salinas Valley.

Trader Joe’s Pacific Grove

Safeway The Crossroads Carmel

St. Dunstan’s Carmel Valley

All Saints’ Day School

Wellspring Church


Bruno’s Market

St. Angela’s Catholic Church

Cypress Church

St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church

Pastor Ray and Primera Iglesia Bautista del Sur

Nisseria  at Elkington Street

Aquarium Volunteers

One Warm Coat

Naval Postgraduate School

The Woodward Family Foundation

The Packard Foundation

Rijk Zwaan Seed Company

Shoreline Church

The UPS Store – Mid Valley

National Charities League

This Club Saves Lives (Carmel High School)

Teddy Bears with Heart

Grove Market

Big Sur Marathon Foundation

Monterey Fish Company

Brighter Bites

Holy Trinity Church Greenfield

Hayashi & Wayland

Leonor and Salvador Chavez and Family

Hispanic Seventh Day Adventist Church Salinas 

St. Dunstan’s Montessori School

Churchwomen United

El Estero Presbyterian Church

The Richard M Schultz Family Foundation

The Lundquist Family