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New Executive Director for FISH

Big Welcome February 1st, 2022 A new year marks a new Executive Director for FISH! We hold dear in our hearts Kim and her family, and are so grateful for her service to our FISH Pantry. Since her departure Bella and Anne have successfully maintained the operation and stepped up to new challenges and more responsibility. Now, with a new year beginning, the board has found a new Executive Director. David Graham comes to FISH with an extensive background in all things food related, and particularly with a good deal of emergency food program experience. David was most recently deeply involved with emergency food programs developed during this COVID crisis. His role took him across the country to deal with "Hot Spot" breakouts of COVID. His company worked with FEMA and State agencies in providing daily meal kits for at risk families during peak lockdown times. David gained a good deal of knowledge and found the ability to serve the most at risk in a rewarding work environment. Last year David got a call from his sister that their 93-year-old father who lived in Roseburg was having difficulty, so David returned to Roseburg and moved in with his father to care for him 24/7. His dad passed on Thanksgiving day of 2021, and though difficult, David felt blessed to be...

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Renewable Energy Project Solar Panel Dedication

Ribbon Cutting and Dedication August 27 for Renewable Energy Project at FISH Food Pantry August 19, 2019 A new renewable energy project has been completed at the FISH Food Pantry located in the Jerry Bruce Community Campus off North Stephens Street in Roseburg. The FISH of Roseburg (The FISH) will hold a ribbon cutting and celebration for the new system on Tuesday August 27 at 10:30 am at the FISH Food Pantry. Representatives from Pacific Power, which helped fund the installation through a Blue Sky funding award will participate in the celebration, as will representatives of the Energy Trust of Oregon and First Interstate BancSystem Foundation who also helped fund the project. The project involves a new roof mounted solar photovoltaic power system installation. It consists of 45 Oregon made solar panels divided among the west and south facing roof slopes of the FISH Food Pantry building. The project makes a significant impact for the FISH Food Pantry by reducing its electricity needs about 40%. "We're excited to model how smaller renewable energy projects like this can make a difference in the local community. By generating our own energy, we'll free up more of our budget to focus on our core mission of assisting in reducing hunger within Douglas County" said Nis Jessen, board President of The FISH. "It's all...

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