The 1017 project

The mission of The 1017 Cattle Project is to provide a sustainable supply of high quality beef to local food banks.


The 1017 Project brings members of the community together to make a tangible difference in the lives of the givers and the receivers. 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.



The 1017 herd sustains year-round training and competitive opportunities for the cowboy culture. The Project also locks arms with the local rural community by accepting tax-deductible cattle, hay and land donations. Hands-on volunteer hours and financial support play an integral role in sustaining The 1017 Project’s cooperative atmosphere between rural and suburban businesses and volunteers.


Volunteers make the project work. The 1017 Project creates unique opportunities for men, women and children to volunteer their time in a way that is fun and meaningful.


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 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

Crook County School District After School Meal Program

Crook County Health & Human Services

Eastern Oregon Youth Camps

Family Kitchen of 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

Shepherds House

Shiloh Ranch Church

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

Contact us if you know of a place that needs our beef, 

or would like to donate your time or resources!

The 1017 Project

PO Box 19

Powell Butte, OR 97753