PO Box 4666, Medford OR 97501 3630 Aviation Way Medford, OR 97504 Phone: 541-774-4320 Contact: Philip Yates, Director Email: Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM, M-F
To create a sustainable environment that inspires self-sufficiency, self-respect and service to others.
ACCESS Conducts Business in Accordance With the Federal Fair Housing Law. (The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)
Providing healthy food to feed hungry families and individuals, because no one should ever go hungry.
ACCESS is committed to addressing hunger needs within our community through different programs and services.
Listen to a discussion about Community FEAST, which is a partnership between the entire community, ACCESS, The Rogue Initiative for a Vital Economy (THRIVE) and the Josephine County Food Bank to improve the Rogue Valley food system. Click on the link for a Jefferson Exchange interview on JPR with Philip Yates and Hanna Ancel from ACCESS, and Wendy Siporen from THRIVE. March 8, 2012.
ACCESS Food Share provides emergency food boxes to hungry families and individuals in Jackson County through a network of over 24 food pantries. The program also supplies food to over 20 agency programs serving low-income individuals.
ACCESS utilizes different programs to help provide food, including:
The collection and distribution of meat, milk, dairy and other perishable products from community grocery stores.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
A supplemental food program established by the USDA to serve low-income seniors in Jackson County. The monthly food boxes may contain cereal, non-fat dry milk, evaporated milk, juice, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, canned fruit and vegetables.
ACCESS Food Share Gardens
These high productive community gardens help support the nutritional needs of local ACCESS food pantries and partner agencies. Gardens are operated by local community volunteers who plant, maintain and harvest the crops. In addition to learning gardening techniques, volunteers can enjoy some of the bountiful excess harvest.
ACCESS Food Share solicits, receives and distributes donated food from generous individuals, businesses and the Oregon Food Bank. These donated resources are often received from local food drives, grocery stores and gardens.
Plant a row is rooted in the heartfelt tradition of gardeners sharing a bountiful harvest with others. Local gardeners grow a few extra rows of healthy produce in their home garden and donate it to local ACCESS food pantries and partner agencies to help feed the hungry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individualís income is derived from any public assistance program, in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.htm, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6736 (Spanish).