FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
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WOW!!! The Jo Lane Middle School students collected 1,786 pounds of donated food for the Roseburg Food Project this month. This is the most food any single group has ever collected for the Roseburg Food Project/FISH Food Pantry. AMAZING!!!
We are extremely pleased to announce the receipt of recent donations and grant funds: Oregon Coastal Farm and Ranch gave FISH a check for $1000. Faith Lutheran Church gave us $3703. The Nobel B. Goettel Trust has awarded FISH a grant for $2500. FISH received a grant for $2000 from Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Small Grants Program. The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation awarded us $10,000 and the Tribal Council gave us an additional $2000. The Faith Lutheran Aebleskiver Breakfast raised $1,162 for FISH and additional donations were made by the Avista Foundation and the Unity Church. The funds will be used to provide emergency food boxes for families in our community.
The Ford Family Foundation gave FISH a generous grant to purchase about 1300 two pound bricks of cheese for client families during the holidays. For many years the Holiday Cheese Program has been an annual project that is much appreciated by families in our community.
Roseburg Coastal Farm & Ranch store donated 371 half gallons of apple juice to the pantry. We really appreciate this nutritious donation. 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.
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.
The fall food drive for the FISH of Roseburg was held Saturday October 29th at local Roseburg grocery stores including Sherms Thunderbird, Fred Meyer, Albertsons and Grocery Outlet. Several pallets of food totaling 4,390 pounds and $498 in cash were collected. Many THANKS to our generous community and great volunteers!!!
The results of the February ROSEBURG FOOD PROJECT collection are in: 10,205 pounds of food was collected from 645 donors by 70 neighborhood coordinators. The next RFP pick up day is Saturday April 8th.
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.