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.
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 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:
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
Powell Butte Community Charter School
Prineville Senior Center
Redmond Community Church
Redmond Senior Center
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