Mission and Vision
The mission of The 1017 Project is to provide a sustainable supply of high quality beef to local food banks.
Based in the state of Oregon, The 1017 Project made its first donation of 5000 pounds of beef to the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries in Boerne, Texas in May, 2022 through a generous monetary donation of about $15,000. Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries became a food bank supported by The 1017 Project as a result of one of the organization's Board Directors moving to the Boerne area recently.
Donations can be specified to be directed to the benefit of Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries through The 1017 Project website, 1017project.com, by commenting as such in the donation comment box.
In 2012, founders Jordan and Lacey Weaver realized the traditional, once-a-year, Thanksgiving baskets were not a realistic solution for people who may not even own an oven.
That’s when the rural community of Powell Butte, Oregon, and its abundance of cattle ranchers and team ropers inspired a local business model that quickly became regional and is now serving the year-round needs of food-insecure families in several states.
What started with 9 mature cows has grown into a sustainable 501c3 non-profit that provides thousands of pounds of beef, monthly, to food banks in Oregon, Montana, Arizona & Texas.
We are making a difference:
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.
Over 365,382 Pounds of Beef Donated as of December 1, 2022
Over 1,461,528 Protein Servings Donated as of December 1, 2022
The 1017 Project can provide its USDA ground beef for well below market pricing. Your individual donations go further because of The 1017 Project's longevity in the marketplace that has resulted in strategic partnerships with ranchers, processors, equipment suppliers, and shipping companies that also prioritize placing nutrient dense beef in the hands of our most vulnerable citizens.Your food donations are going further through this charity!
Locally, The 1017 Project is looking to establish regular donations of beef to Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries which serves low-income households in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Uvalde and Gillespie counties by providing food boxes to alleviate food needs and provide food choices for the whole family. The food boxes (containing meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods, breads and health/hygiene items such as child or adult diapers, soaps, toothpaste, etc.) are delivered to client’s home every two weeks by trained Christian Family Mentors from one of HCDBM Church Partners who not only deliver the physical provisions, but most importantly stay and foster meaningful relationships offering emotional and spiritual support and guidance through the Gospel of Christ.
When asked how many deliveries of 5000 pounds of beef Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries needs, they stated one delivery each quarter.
Where does the name come from?
1 Corinthians 10:17 “Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.”