FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
**The FISH pantry will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.**
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.
** Final results for the October Roseburg Food Project collection of donated food are: 11,868 pounds by 73 Neighborhood Coordinators from 712 food donors. Great job again by all! Our next pick up will be Saturday, December 14.
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!