Emergency Food & Shelter Assistance Available

Medford, OR Jackson County has been awarded federal funds made available by through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP)

Jackson County has been chosen to receive $118,056 to supplement emergency food and shelter assistance programs in the county.

The EFSP Local Board is now accepting applications from non-profit private or public agencies who work with people in need of emergency food assistance. These funds may be used for direct assistance only and may not be used for staff or infrastructure expenses. The grants can support purchase of food for food pantries, food purchases for hot meal feeding sites, purchase of diapers or feminine hygiene items. Purchases and distribution must be recorded and completed between December 15, 2015 and March 31, 2017.

Applications may be obtained at the ACCESS office, 3630 Aviation Way, Medford, OR 97504 or via e-mail at rdebunce@accesshelps.org.

The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday August 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Please phone Robin DeBunce at 541-690-3971 if you have questions.

About ACCESS: As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, ACCESS has been helping Jackson County residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. With a focus on education, ACCESS helps low-income families through economic crisis with programs designed to stabilize their basic needs and provide opportunities for long-term prosperity.

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