Help Make a Difference
Food Share Gardens
Food Drive Kit
Pantry Locations

PO Box 4666, Medford OR 97501
3630 Aviation Way
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: 541-774-4320
Contact: Philip Yates, Director
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM, M-F

ACCESS Conducts Business in Accordance With the Federal Fair Housing Law. (The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)
Food Assistance

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.

Click here for audioListen 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.

Food Pantry Network

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:

Fresh Alliance
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.

Food Donations

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.

Hunger Action Month
Food Drive Information Kit


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)        email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


ACCESS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ACCESS complies with
applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

ACCESS is an equal opportunity provider. ACCESS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, Federal ID No. 93-0665396.
All donations are tax deductible per tax code. No goods or services were provided in consideration of donations.
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