Project Feed the Thousands | Project Feed the Thousands
Project Feed the Thousands is the largest annual food drive in southeastern Vermont and southwestern Hew Hampshire, helping thousands of local people in need.
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soldierserved his county and earned a Purple Heart…now he’s homeless and hungry. The hot meals he gets at Our Place Drop-In Center keep him going.

Bill & Lila

bill-and-lilaare retired, on a fixed income, and falling short. The supplemental food they get from the Springfield Family Center has been a life-saver.


karenworks two jobs, but doesn’t earn enough to pay her bills and feed herself and her two sons. The Chester Andover Family Center makes the difference.


sarais six years old. Her lack of regular meals at home made it hard to concentrate at school, until her family was referred to the local food shelf.

The people we serve are our friends and neighbors. They work in our schools and stores, clinics and gas stations. Their children play with our children. They stand next to us in line at the post office and at parades.
They’re like us…except they live with hunger. In fact, over 10,000 local people are at risk. Together, we can make a real difference.

Local People at Risk


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Local Food Shelfs Supported

Project Feed the Thousands was started in 1994 by Larry Smith, formerly of WTSA radio, and Entergy Vermont Yankee (Ret.) and George Haynes, formerly of the Brattleboro Savings & Loan (Ret.). Their initial goal was to fill a single tractor trailer with food for people in Brattleboro area. Over the years, the need has grown. Project Feed has also grown in size and scope. Today, Project Feed the Thousands collects 200,000 meals and personal care items for thousands of people in and around six communities across southeastern Vermont and southwestern, NH. We also aim to raise more than $85,000.00 in cash — which will help buy even more food for neighbors who would otherwise go hungry.

Food Shelves We Support

From now until December 31, you can donate items at your local drop-in center or family center, or at hundreds of other Project Feed drop-off locations located at stores, schools and businesses in our communities.


Our goal once again this year is to raise $85,000 and to serve 200,000 meals. Please donate to help make our initiative!

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