Bringing Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow

The Picnic Project is a nonprofit organization located in the heart of downtown Sanford, Florida.

COVID UPDATE: We are currently not serving our usual community hot meals. Instead we have pivoted to a socially-distant walk-up grocery distribution twice weekly. We are also partnering with local organizations to do drive-up grocery distributions each month. Additionally, we are giving away masks, sanitizer and waterless soap as supplies permit. Even though we miss sitting down and sharing a table with friends, our resources (funds and space) are able to do more using this model for the foreseeable future.


We (used to and hopefully will soon) share hundreds of hot, healthy meals to our friends, neighbors and community every week. We also offer clothing, books, personal hygiene items, resource referrals and pastoral care.

We accept donations & weekly meal sponsorship.

We welcome everyone to join us in volunteering or visiting and sharing a meal.


Click here to see out our NEW Community Resources page.
Health care, Child care, Housing Needs, Pregnancy programs and more!

“A dinner invitation is a declaration of love.”

Norman Wirzba, Duke University Professor of Theology, Ecology and Rural Life

“I know how food can become more than just food. It’s what the body uses for change. Like crackers and grape juice passed around at church, food can become what centers things when everything has gone astray.”

Martha Hawkins, Restaurateur, Author and Speaker

“I hold the theory that the serving of food is the one certain way of pleasing everybody.”

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Florida Author

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.