The 1017 project is a people project
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.
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.
WHERE’S THE BEEF?
The following agencies receive beef from The 1017 Project and are serving food-insecure families all over Oregon and beyond:
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
Powell Butte Community Charter School
Prineville Senior Center
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