Food Distribution in Monterey County
Nancy’s Project is a charitable nonprofit organization founded by Nancy Costello to distribute food, clothing, and other necessities to farm labor families in Monterey County.
For 43 years Nancy collected food and donations for delivery to the Salinas Valley six days a week throughout the year, and every December she organized the collection of food, toys, warm clothing and other donations for special Christmas baskets delivered to over 1000 families.
Nancy’s Project Website
Food Distribution Project
Beginning in May, 2013, nearly 70 volunteers began picking up groceries, collecting and sorting household items and clothing, boxing clothing for the worker camps and distributing food and clothing six days a week in five different locations in the Salinas Valley.
Every day a volunteer picks up the Nancy’s Project van at its storage facility and takes it to Safeway and Trader Joe’s (who generously donate boxes of good food which would otherwise be discarded). More volunteers load the van to the roof with containers of food and flowers and return it to storage. In the afternoon, six days a week, another volunteer picks up the loaded truck and takes it to one of the five weekly distribution points where people are lined up waiting for the food distribution.