Help in Other Ways

As the Newberry Food Project has grown, we've found that local groups need more help. You might find that you’d like to do more than just donating food  — so take a look at this list and see if there's something else you'd enjoy doing.

  1. tablingTabling. A great way to meet new people. Help us set up a table at one of local supermarkets. Then have fun chatting with passersby, thanking current members and signing up new ones. (It really works! In fact, it's our most effective way of getting new members.) We'll supply all the materials and teach you how to do it. We usually work in 2-hour shifts.
  2. Helping at the Food Bank. On Pickup Day, dozens of volunteers pitch in at the Food Bank, accepting, sorting and stocking the food delivered. It's an exciting, celebratory atmosphere. Volunteers generally work in 2- or 3-hour shifts. Pickup Day is the 1st Thursday of each even month.
  3. Canvassing. 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 grow!
  4. Special Events. Got a few hours to spare? We can always use help with events …from a 4th of July parade to a potluck dinner. There are plenty of different jobs available for every event. And if you like planning events …well, have we got a job for YOU!
  5. Emergency 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.)
  6. Sharing Skills. 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!

The Newberry Food Project needs you. Please call or send us an email today! La Pine Community Kitchen (541) 536-1312 or St Vincent de Paul Social Services at (541) 536-6135.

Next Pickup Day:
 April 9th

Most Needed Items:

Non-Perishable Food

  • Cereal
  • Hearty Soups
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Beans
  • Dried Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Brown Rice
  • Long Grain White Rice
  • Plain Stewed Tomatoes
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Side Dishes
  • Soy Milk
  • Canned Milk
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables
  • Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, etc.)

Non-Food Items

  • Laundry Soap
  • Diapers
  • Hand Soap
  • Pet Food
  • Shampoo
  • Safety Razors
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap