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 What is PROJECT 5000?

PROJECT 5000 is an effort for supplying emergency food to those in need. PROJECT 5000 is a sharing experience. Jesus showed that a multitude of 5000 people could be fed when a small boy was willing to share his meager lunch. That Biblical miracle provides the name for this project.

PROJECT 5000 provides a simple way to gather in one box sufficient food for an emergency supply of food for 12 meals--about enough to feed a family of four for two days. Because each box is filled by the giver, using the same shopping list, the food pantry knows what is being provided to the family being aided. The food is non-perishable so that it can be stored for several months at the pantry without spoiling.

Everyone can participate in this project because it can be done at whatever pace you desire. You can fill a box once a month, or you may want to take a couple of months to fill your box. Of course there is no limit to the number of boxes you may fill. It is strictly a voluntary project--a project of love and sharing which makes an ideal way for any individual, Sunday School class, or mission group to show its concern and love for others in a tangible way.

Each box of food is to contain the following items:

2 cans meat
2 cans fruit
1 box hot cereal
1 can dry soup mix
1 can evaporated milk
2 cans vegetables
2 cans soup
1 box powdered milk
1 jar peanut butter
2 boxes macaroni & cheese (or rice)
1 lb. dried beans or 1 can baked beans
Boxes of the right size are available at the GCM office. You can bring your filled boxes to GCM. 

If you would like to organize a PROJECT 5000 DRIVE at your church or business, then please call the GCM office at 372-8162, or email us at

Phone (352) 372-8162; Fax (352) 372-8131 
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Street Address: 238 SW 4th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32606 
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm