FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
The food pantry will be closed Monday 9/5/16 for Labor Day as well as Monday 9/12/16 for modifications to the sidewalk, and Monday 10/10/16 for Columbus Day.
The results of the August ROSEBURG FOOD PROJECT collection are in. An August record of 9,427 pounds of food was received from 592 donors coordinated by 66 neighborhood coordinators. The next RFP pick up day is SATURDAY October 8th.
Norm Lehne Garden & Orchards has donated over 1,000 pounds of produce to FISH in recent weeks. That's phenomenal!! Lehne's u-pick farm is at 386 Cleveland Rapids Rd. a few mile outside, OR in Garden Valley.
You can check out the AUGUST 2016 newsletter by clicking the NEWS tab above. Among other news you'll learn about the pantry's newly hired executive director, Kim O'Neal.
The FISH Food Pantry's gleaning program has been created. Volunteer gleaners keep 50% of what they pick and the rest goes to the pantry. So far, they have picked plums, apples, and walnuts and have been invited to pick corn and pears in the future.
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. Albertson's generously donated 400 pounds to the 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.
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.
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.