About CAP

Our mission statement: Compassionate Actions Project (CAP) is a non-profit 501 c3 organization offering eligible people in Erie County, Pennsylvania free non-refrigerated whole foods and personal care items.

We are a grass roots organization. CAP became a non-profit organization April 27, 2010. There are no paid employees.  All donations or grant funds received go towards purchasing goods or for minimal business expenses. We are dedicated volunteers desiring to help people within Erie County, Pa with the focus being in the city of Erie.

Presque Isle State Park with its 13 public beaches and beautiful evening sunsets are only a few of the reasons people like living in Erie. Like any community, there are people who have lived in Erie all of their lives. However, what some people are not aware of is how diverse the people are who live here. Erie is a friendly city, welcoming people of many different cultures and faiths. For example, the International Institute and the Multi-Cultural Community Resource Center are two places that help people resettle in Erie.

The need for more food pantries is increasing. There are different reasons people must go to a food pantry.  Like many cities around the country, Erie has a high unemployment rate. Many people who once donated money or goods to food pantries are now finding themselves standing in line to receive food themselves. CAP’s mission is to provide nourishing non-refrigerated whole foods and personal care items to eligible people. It is in this way Compassionate Actions Project is helping in the best way we can.

The word compassion is a sacred word in the purest sense.  When we say we feel compassion, naturally we want the best for people.  CAP believes it is important to show how we care for people by the everyday actions that we practice.