FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
The FISH Food Pantry remains open to serve the low-income families that are food insecure. We have made changes at the FISH Food Pantry, giving food boxes instead of clients being able to do their own grocery-shopping. Only volunteers and staff are allowed inside the Pantry at this time.
Once again, even in an unprecedented time, Roseburg continues to be a very generous community. Your donations have kept our FISH Pantry well stocked and capable of helping families in our midst. The board has decided to skip the June collection For the Roseburg Food Project out of an abundance of caution, and to focus instead on logistics for the August collection.
The board members of the FISH of Roseburg food pantry would like to send a huge “Thank you” to everyone in this community who donated to the food pantry since the beginning of the pandemic and quarantine. We are so very grateful to the individuals, businesses, foundations, churches, and groups who have reached out to support us during this challenging time. It is truly amazing.
And a special shout out to the hundreds of food donors who are part of the Roseburg Food Project for their flexibility and generosity. We were so worried about what we would do without the $18,000 worth of food that you would normally donate in April because we typically give out about $15,000 worth of food each week. Well, we should not have worried, you more than made up for it with cash donations of nearly $22,000. Most of this will be used to purchase food from local vendors because of the increased demand on the Oregon Food Bank right now.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support.
The Roseburg Food Project April Green Bag collection was a success thanks to the generosity of our regular donors. They were asked to donate cash instead of food. The donated funds will allow the FISH Food Pantry to be able to purchase food through its normal wholesale source and other local sources. We hope to resume the green bag collection of donated food on August 8th.
If you would like to send a check directly to FISH, it can be made out to The FISH of Roseburg and mailed to:
The FISH of Roseburg
P O Box 1162
Roseburg, OR 97470
We are always so grateful when we are able to partner with other, local, non-profits, such as the Roseburg Rescue Mission. If you haven’t been into the pantry lately, come check out the improvements we have made, thanks to the generous donations we have received. The Roseburg Rescue Mission donated approximately 22, very clean, and very professional looking office chairs for our intake room. Not only do the chairs come together quite nicely with our new privacy walls, but we are also now able to provide chairs throughout our pantry in the event that one of our clients, or volunteers, is in need of sitting down. Thank you, Roseburg Rescue Mission! We appreciate you.
Jo Lane Middle School students and parents brought the donated food collected during the school’s Holiday Food drive for the Roseburg Food Project. A total of 1,994 pounds of food was donated. This was a fantastic and much appreciated effort from the students and staff at Jo Lane. This is one of the largest food drive donations by a single group ever received in the 48 year history of The FISH. Thank you Jo Lane!
Thank you to all those who donated food and money during our fall community food drive. A combined total of 4,590 pounds of food and $1,084.36 were donated to the FISH Food Pantry on October 26 at the local grocery stores. We greatly appreciate the outstanding support from the following Roseburg grocery stores: Albertsons, Safeway, Fred Meyer and Sherms Thunderbird.
August 27 ribbon cutting event celebrating the completion of the new photovoltaic solar power system. The 17.75-Kilowatt project is expected to supply more than 22,000 kWh annually. This project consists of 45 Oregon made solar panels divided among the west and south facing roof slopes of the FISH Food Pantry building. This system is expected to reduce the electrical power bills of the Pantry by about 40% per year. We greatly appreciate the financial support of the following that made this project possible: Pacific Power’s Blue Sky program, Energy Trust of Oregon, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, and financial donors of The FISH of Roseburg.