The 1017 project is a people project


uniting culture

The rural ranch and rodeo community is uniquely qualified to care for, train and transport the cattle. In addition, they contribute cattle, hay and land donations annually. The 1017 herd also sustains year-round training and competitive opportunities for the cowboy culture and, further, provides a way to lock arms with our urban and suburban neighbors, that find themselves on the front-lines of feeding many of the most food-insecure people in our communities.


building community

The 1017 Project brings members of the community together to make a tangible difference in the lives of the givers and the receivers. Volunteers that want to put their shoulder-to-the-wheel on behalf of The 1017 Project can donate their time at roping events and local food banks and shelters that receive 1017 beef. The Project also gains exposure when it is followed and shared on social media platforms, when local farmers and ranchers become aware of the various tax-deductible donation opportunities, and when community members show up anytime the cattle are working, or hungry families are being fed.

The potential for replication of The 1017 Project in other locations means The 1017 Project can grow beyond its current borders and resources to lock arms with other communities.


feeding hungry communities

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.



The following agencies receive beef from The 1017 Project and are serving food-insecure families all over Oregon and beyond:

Bethlehem Inn

Beulah’s Place

Congress Community Church - Congress, AZ

Crook County School District

Crook County Health & Human Services

Eastern Oregon Youth Camps

Family Kitchen - Bend

First Baptist Church - Prineville

Lutheran Community Services NW

Madras Community Food Pantry

Mercy Chefs

Neighbor Impact

Powell Butte Community Charter School

Prineville Senior Center

Project Love

Redemption House

Redmond Community Church

Redmond Senior Center

Rim Rock Trails Treatment Services

Shepherds House - Bend, Oregon

Shiloh Ranch Church

Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank

Sisters School District

St. Vincent dePaul - Bend Food Bank

St. Vincent dePaul – LaPine Food Bank

St. Vincent dePaul - Redmond Food Bank

St. Vincent dePaul - Prineville Food bank

Teen Challenge - Bend, Oregon

The Giving Plate - Bend, Oregon

Wickenburg CAP Office - Wickenburg, AZ

Wickenburg Elks Lodge no. 2160 - Wickenburg, AZ