FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
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!
The final results for the December Roseburg Food Project collection of donated food are: 15,761 pounds were collected by 81 Neighborhood Coordinators from 871 food donors. Great job by all of our food donors and a special thanks to Jo Lane Middle School students! Next pick up date is February 8.
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.
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.
First Community Insurance donated 602 pounds of pork today. The meat was given to Kim Jasper, Pantry Director, by employees of First Community Insurance. Thank you for your generosity.
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.
Our local Fred Meyer store held its first ever $5.00 buy a bag food drive. They donated a total of 578 pounds of food to the FISH Pantry through this program, and due to its huge success, will be looking forward to providing this outstanding service again in the future. Thank you for your team efforts! They really paid off!