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Food Assistance

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 to find your nearest Food Pantry!

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 Food Programs:

Fresh Alliance
The collection and distribution of meat, milk, dairy and other perishable products from community grocery stores.

Senior Focused Food Pantries
These pantries focus on providing food that best serves low-income seniors in Jackson County. Food boxes are distributed every month and contain foods that are more sensitive to the dietary needs of seniors, such as low-sodium, sugar free, and high fiber. For up-to-date pantry days and hours, please refer to the food pantry list.

Rogue Powerpack
ACCESS and Rogue Powerpack are partnering together to provide weekend food options to students throughout Jackson County by packing and distributing bags of ready-to-eat or easy-to-prepare food items. The program currently operates in 12 schools across four school districts. Learn more about the Rogue Powerpack program!

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.

Donate-a-Row
If you have extra home-grown produce, you can bring it to ACCESS to be used at local Food Pantries to help provide healthy food to our community. Receive a free reusable grocery bag when you bring in your fresh fruits and veggies! If you are wanting to donate produce from your garden, or learn more about this program, please email dkrohn@accesshelps.org

Double Up Food Bucks
Spend up to $20 and get up to $20 more when you purchase fresh fruits and vegetables with your Oregon Trail Card (SNAP) at participating farmers markets and the Medford Co-op store. 20 bucks turns into 40 bucks! Go to www.doubleuporegon.org for program details and participating locations.

Host a Food Drive

Host a Food or Fund drive to help fight hunger in our community!

ACCESS Cooking Skills: Cook Book

 

The ACCESS Cooking Skills Cook Book has over 50 tried-and-true recipes from the ACCESS Cooking Skills Demonstrations within the past few years. These easy to make recipes feature healthy and delicious ingredients that can be found at our pantries.

We highly encourage you to try these at home and let us know if you loved them!  

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: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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