Providing community members in or near food deserts (as identified by the USDA) with free donated food and education about food deserts and local resources
Purpose: The Purpose of the Community Food Box Project is to temporarily provide immediate relief to a larger issue within urban communities: food deserts. Community food boxes will provide those in need with free food until the city and other stakeholders invest in the urgent needs of people living with food insecurity.
About: The Community Food Box Project is a small project started by Sierra Nuckols as a result of her involvement with the Desmond Tutu Center Youth Fellows program. Community Food Boxes provide emergency food access to neighborhoods in food desert areas using upcycled newspaper distribution boxes.
How and What to Donate:
If you would like a Community Food Box at your organization, message us on Facebook to get started.
If you are an individual who wants to donate, Follow the donation guidelines below and donate to the Community Food Box when desired.
Items to donate:
non-perishable food items
ready-to-eat food items
school supplies (unsharpened pencils, crayons, notebooks etc.)
Do not donate these items:
perishable food items
previously worn clothing