FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
Preliminary results for the April Roseburg Food Project collection of donated food are: 10,814 pounds and $200 collected by 69 Neighborhood Coordinators from 697 food donors. Thank you to our youth volunteers from the Asta Club, JoLane and the Robotics Club. Our next pick up will be Saturday, June 8.
April 7 to 13 is Volunteer Appreciation Week. We do appreciate all our wonderful volunteers. We could not do it without you.
We are thrilled to be a recipient of one of Pacific Power’s Blue Sky 2018 funding awards. Thank you to Pacific Power’s Blue Sky participants! Their support provided to us $44,589 for a 17.5 kilowatt solar power installation. We are one of a dozen community-based renewable energy projects that are going to become a reality this year thanks to Pacific Power’s Blue Sky participants. This funding makes up more than 70% of the project’s costs.
On Monday January 28 at the FISH Food Pantry representatives of the First Interstate Bank Foundation presented The FISH of Roseburg with a check for $10,000. This grant is or updating the Pantry’s refrigeration equipment, and our planned solar energy project. Presenting the check from First Interstate Bank Foundation were CJ Steinbach, local branch President: Tabbitha Layman, local branch Vice President; and Gary Collins, market area President.
The Fish Pantry is blessed to have local companies like Carrotly that have the fantastic mindset to help make a difference providing food to those less fortunate. We appreciate their partnership and want to give them a shout out for a check for $4316. Because of the obvious tie in with the company name, we plan to use the bulk of this for canned carrots or canned peas and carrots , something we seldom receive. Please take the time to watch the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-jC0qchWUE
October 26 we had 10 students and 3 adults from the local 4-H Teen Leaders group help us at the FISH Food Pantry. They were an awesome help on a day that we were very busy and short of some of our regular Friday volunteers. We had 77 client household last Friday morning. 4-H repackaged 160 pounds of rice, and about 40 pounds of pet food and other items. They also help stock our client food distribution kiosks and produce counters, retrieved grocery carts for the parking lot, and helped bag and box the clients groceries. Great job 4-H! Thanks!
Our Fall Food Drive at four Roseburg grocery stores was a huge success. We collected 4,726 pounds of food and $727 in cash. Thank you Albertson's, Fred Meyer, Safeway and Sherms for participating!
First Community Insurance donated over 800 pounds of meat from two hogs and a steer. The animals were purchased from local youth at the Douglas County Fair Auction. The Insurance agency is owned by First Community Credit Union with two branches in Roseburg.
Thank you to First Interstate Bank for holding a food drive for the Roseburg Food Project from August 27 through August 31.
We received $1,800 in gift cards from Grocery Outlet as part of their month long Independence from Hunger Campaign. Gift cards were purchased by shoppers during the month of July and will be used to purchase food this fall. Thank you Grocery Outlet.
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