FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
The FISH Pantry Summer Food Drive will be held Saturday, July 27. We will be collecting donations at Albertson's, Fred Meyer, Grocery Outlet, Safeway, and Sherm's.
Final results for the June Roseburg Food Project collection of donated food are: 11,115 pounds and $200 collected by 71 Neighborhood Coordinators from 677 food donors. Great job again by all! This was the most we have ever collected in June since the the Roseburg Food Project started. In fact it is only the second time the RFP collected over 10,000 pounds in June. Our next pick up will be Saturday, August 10.
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!
The Roseburg Food Project is seeking additional food donors and neighborhood coordinators for its project that collects donated food for the FISH Food Pantry. For more information see our News page or sign up on our Food Project page.
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!
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.
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