FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
JOB OPENING: We are taking applications for the position of Executive Director for FISH. Click on the NEWS tab above for the job announcement, application, and job description. Copies can also be obtained at the FISH Food Pantry (405 Jerry's Drive in Roseburg, Oregon) and at UCAN (280 Kenneth Ford Dr. in Roseburg, Oregon). To receive copies by email or ask questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. The application process will be closed on 7/11/2016.
You can check out the June 2016 newsletter by clicking the NEWS tab above. You'll learn what's new at FISH.
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 April 9th collection are FABULOUS!! We collected 10,421 pounds of food from 630 donors coordinated by 66 neighborhood coordinators. Watch this space for our June collection totals.
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.
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.