A food donor drive based in Sonora, California, the Mother Lode Food Project is modeled after the Ashland Food Project, and is a revolutionary way to collect food for those in need. It is a donor drive, not a food drive. The goal of the project is to provide the A-TCAA Food Bank a year round supply of food, not just at the holidays.
What We Do
Friends and neighbors donate a bag of food every two months. It is incredibly easy, because we supply the bag…and we pick up the food! This provides our local food bank with a steady, year-round supply of food.
Instead of asking for one-time contributions of food, our volunteers (Neighborhood Coordinators) enlist their friends and neighbors to become long-term Food Donors.
Our system really works! As of August 2022 we have donated a total of over 190,000 lbs of food and over $12,000 in cash to the ATCAA Food Bank for distribution to food pantries throughout Tuolumne County, including Interfaith.
~Mother Lode Food Project….making a difference, one bag at a time~