FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
You can check out the JULY 2016 newsletter by clicking the NEWS tab above. You'll learn what's new at FISH.
FISH volunteers collected almost 4000 pounds of food and about $876 during the summer food drive at Grocery Outlet (June 25th) and Fred Meyer, Sherm's Thunderbird & Albertson's (July 23rd). This is about a 750 pound increase over the summer 2015 food drive.
Sherm's Thunderbird donated 1,276 pounds of frozen vegetables to the FISH food pantry on 6/2/16. They are great partners for reducing hunger in the community.
The next ROSEBURG FOOD PROJECT pick up day is SATURDAY August 13th. The results of the June collection are: 8,992 pounds of food from 585 donors coordinated by 66 neighborhood coordinators.
Watercolors by the late Rev. Phyllis Stelson have been reproduced as note cards. She was a champion of food pantries in Douglas County. Proceeds from the sale of the cards benefit FISH Food Pantry. They can be purchased at the pantry. Set of four cards for $4.
In April we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the founding of The FISH of Roseburg. The FISH began in 1971 as an ecumenical effort of 5 Roseburg churches (later to become 6), with a fairly idealistic mission of responding to the emergency needs of low-income families and persons who could not be met by other agencies at that time. We continue that mission today.
Thanks to Fred Meyer for the donation of a few of their old grocery carts to the FISH Food Pantry for use by our clients at the Pantry.