978-772-4627 • 234 Barnum Road, Devens, MA

Neighborhood Food Project

The Neighborhood Food Project is America’s first neighborhood-based food donation program! Every two months, volunteers go door-to-door, picking up food from their neighbors. It’s the easiest, most effective, most empowering way to organize community support for local food banks and pantries.

The NFP was founded in Ashland, Oregon in 2009, and today there are more than 30 Green Bag programs around the United States!

The Town of Groton began a pilot NFP in 2014 and built a strong program, added many new neighborhoods, collected an amazing amount of food, and truly made a difference.

In 2016, Loaves & Fishes decided to establish a program for Ayer, Devens, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley. With the support of grant funding, we too have been successful! In 2019, we added Dunstable to our service area.

In 2022, the Groton Neighborhood Food Project merged into the Loaves & Fishes Neighborhood Food Project.

Our hope is to continue to expand this effort, with your help, we can do just that!

How You Can Help

If you’d like to join an existing Neighborhood or become a Neigborhood Coordinator and start a new neighborhood, please contact the Neighborhood Food Project Coordinator for more information: Phone: 978-772-4627 x318 or via email:

Neighborhood Food Project Pickup Dates

2024 NFP Collection Dates

  • January 6
  • March 2
  • May 4
  • July 13
  • September 14
  • November 2

2024 Groton Dunstable NFP Collection Dates

  • February 10
  • April 13
  • June 8
  • August 10
  • October 12
  • December 14