FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
There will be a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for our new 17.5 kilowatt power system on Tuesday, August 27 at 10:30 AM. The dedication will be held in the back parking lot.
45 Oregon made Solar Panels were installed on our west and south facing roof slopes. They will provide 40 percent of the total annual usage of the pantry.
Our roof solar array was made possible with funding support from from Pacific Power's Blue Sky Funding Customers, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, Energy Trust of Oregon and local donors to the FISH of Roseburg.
Thank you to all those who donated food and money during our summer community food drive. A combined total of 5,617 pounds of food and $831 were donated to the FISH Food Pantry on July 27 at the local grocery stores, and during the entire month of July as part of Grocery Outlet’s “Independence from Hunger’ food drive. We greatly appreciate the outstanding support from the following Roseburg grocery stores: Grocery Outlet, Sherms Thunderbird, Albertsons, Safeway and Fred Meyer.
* 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.
> 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.
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