FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
**We will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.
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. Please dress for the weather.
Final results for the October collection of donated food for the Roseburg Food Project are in. 67 Neighborhood Coordinators collected 10,656 pounds of food and cash from 621 Food Project donors. A big thank you to all those who donated food in the green grocery bags and helped with the collection of the green bags. The next collection of green bags for the Roseburg Food Project will be Saturday December 12th.*****
First Community Insurance and Credit Union supported our local 4H by purchasing 2 steer and one hog at the Douglas County Fair 4-H Auction. They donated all the USDA certified meat to the Pantry. Thank you First Community Insurance and Credit Union for supporting our local families!!
Thank you to the Human Bean for holding a food drive for The FISH Pantry EVERY Thursday in August!********
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.
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!