How It Works
The 1017 Project raises and donates the cattle.
The food banks pay a small shared-maintenance fee that helps offset feed and USDA processing/packaging costs. This working partnership reduces costs to both parties. The 1017 Project beef reaches hungry families within days of being picked up from the butcher, making it even fresher than what the average consumer purchases from a grocery store. The 1017 Project sources any entity that serves disadvantaged people, making it a “barrier-free” provider.
1017 Project Quick Facts
The 1017 Project began in 2014 and distributes fresh beef to food banks in Oregon, Arizona, Texas and Montana.
The 1017 Project manages its own cattle and also accepts tax-deductible donations of livestock, hay & equipment.
All cuts of the cow are prepared as ground beef into 1 lb. frozen packages for easy distribution.
1 lb. of ground beef generates roughly 4 servings of protein.
Where’s the Beef?
The 1017 Project is a “barrier-free” program that gets protein into the hands of food-insecure people, regardless of whether or not they qualify for other assistance. Any agency that serves hungry people can distribute 1017 Project beef.
Crook County School District
Crook County Health & Human Services
Eastside Foursquare Church
First Baptist Church – Prineville
Lutheran Community Services NW
Powell Butte Community Charter School
Prineville Senior Center
Project Love – Powell Butte Christian Church
Rim Rock Trails Treatment Services
Shiloh Ranch Church
St. Vincent DePaul – Prineville Food bank
Assembly of God Church – Redmond
Care & Share Community Outreach – Sunriver
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach
Council on Aging
Family Kitchen – Bend
La Pine Community Kitchen
Nativity Lutheran Church – Bend
Redmond Community Church
Redmond Senior Center
Salvation Army – Bend, Oregon
Shepherds House – Bend, Oregon
Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank
Sisters School District
St. Vincent DePaul – Redmond Food Bank
St. Vincent DePaul – Bend Food Bank
St. Vincent DePaul – La Pine Food Bank
Teen Challenge – Bend, Oregon
The Giving Plate – Bend, Oregon
Redmond VFW #4108
Rogue Food Unites
Madras Community Food Pantry
Patriots for Families
Cowboy Dinner Tree Food Pantry – Silver Lake
Kids Korner Food Pantry – Christmas Valley
Every Nation Ministries
Adult & Teen Challenge – Willamette Valley
Oregon Food Bank
Eastern Oregon Youth Camps
Camp Eagle Cap
Praise Assembly Church Pantry
Community Church – Congress, AZ
Mom’s Pantry, Phoenix
Wickenburg CAP Office – Wickenburg, AZ
Wickenburg Elks Lodge no. 2160 – Wickenburg, AZ
Laurel High School Food Bank
4 Saints Episcopal Food Bank – Ft. Worth, TX
Arlington Charities – Arlington
Bethel Temple – Cleburne
Center of Hope – Texas
City Square – Dallas, TX
Harvest House – Burleson, TX
Helping Hands for Jesus – Alvarado, TX
Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries – Boerne, TX
Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo Church, TX
Lord’s Pantry – Arlington, TX
Mercy Chefs – Texas
Northside Inter-Community Agency – Ft. Worth, TX
Open Door Food Bank – Joshua, TX
Pleasant Hill Children’s Home – Fairfield, TX
Runner’s Refuge – Ft. Worth, TX
Salvation Army – Ft. Worth, TX
Shepherd’s Valley Cowboy Church Food Pantry – Alvarado, TX
Victory Family Church – Burleson, TX
WestAid – Ft. Worth, TX
How is the beef distributed?
The 1017 Project donates beef to entities in each community that are already plugged-in to the distribution needs of their region. These partner food banks and pantries pay for the processing and pick-up of the beef that fills their freezers!
Is the beef USDA certified?
Yes! The 1017 Project has implemented a monthly schedule with regional USDA-certified butchers. Butcher dates are often scheduled a year (or more) in advance to facilitate a reliable rotating delivery schedule for partner food banks and shelters.