FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
You can check out the April 2016 newsletter by clicking the NEWS tab above. Among other things you'll learn about the rate of food insecurity in Douglas County. (It's over 20%).
The next ROSEBURG FOOD Project pick up day is SATURDAY June 11th. The results of the April 9th collection are FABULOUS!! We collected 10,421 pounds of food from 630 donors coordinated by 66 neighborhood coordinators.
FISH volunteers held FOOD DRIVES at local grocery stores: Sherm's, Fred Meyer, Grocery Outlet, Safeway and Albertsons. A total of 5,180 pounds and $830 was collected.
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 celebrate 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.
FISH of Roseburg recently received a $7,200 grant award for its children's medication assistance program from the Mercy Foundation. This program of The FISH provides financial assistance for covering the cost of medicine that is prescribed by medical practitioners for children of low-income households in Douglas County.