Thank you to the Portland Public Schools Food Security Task Force and FarmDrop for offering this opportunity to share our story!
The Locker Project is FarmDrop’s 2019 Food Rescue Champion! We currently serve preschools, public schools, and youth programs in Portland, Westbrook, South Portland, and Saco. We stock school pantries with healthy staples and distribute thousands of pounds of rescued fresh food every month for children to take home to share with their families. With a staff of three, we rely on more than 80 volunteers each month to help manage the warehouse, collect and transport food, and host fresh food distribution events. Our programs are supported by individual donors, local businesses and community groups, and foundations.