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Hunger Action Month - Fight Hunger in Jackson County

Join ACCESS in the fight against hunger in Jackson County

For every $1 donated, ACCESS provides 4 meals to those in need.

$10 = 40 meals
$50 = 200 meals
$250 = 1000 meals

September is
Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month is a nationwide effort to encourage communities to take action on the issue of hunger.

Food insecurity continues to be a pressing issue as families cope with economic pressures brought on by the COVID pandemic and inflation. 1 in 5 people in Jackson County rely on ACCESS for food assistance; 1 in 6 of those being children and 1 in 4 being seniors on fixed incomes. With your help, we can work together to fight hunger!

1 in 5
Jackson County Residents are food insecure.

1 in 6
food insecure residents are children.

ACCESS provided
4.6 million pounds
of food to Jackson County residents in 2021.

ACCESS operates
32 local food pantries
in Jackson County

How Can You Help?

Give Money

Our generous donors help keep food on the table for local families. For every $1 donated, ACCESS is able to provide 4 meals to our food insecure neighbors.

Give Food

Support ACCESS by hosting a food drive at work or with your friends & family. We have created a Hunger Action Month toolkit with everything you need to get started!

Give Time

ACCESS is always needing volunteers to help our Food Program operations. Without our generous volunteers, ACCESS would not be able to feed 1 in 5 Jackson County residents.

If you are looking for information about food assistance, click here to learn more or call ACCESS at 541-779-6691.

Throughout September, you can help our food-insecure neighbors by supporting ACCESS, Jackson County’s Regional Food Bank.

Donations will directly help our 31 food pantries provide food assistance to those struggling with hunger. In 2021, ACCESS helped more than 67,000 people, provided food to over 45,000 people, and distributed 4.6 million pounds of food throughout Jackson County with the community’s generous support.

“Hunger Action Month not only highlights the need that is out there, it also gives us the opportunity to show how involved our community is year-round as we work together to address food insecurity,” explains Marcee Champion, Director of Food Programs at ACCESS. “I want to give a huge thank you to our incredibly dedicated volunteers, remarkably generous donors, and committed community partners. Without you, we would be lost and, more importantly, families would go hungry. Thank you for all you do!”

Picture of woman and child cooking together in a brightly lit kitchen

Fundraise for Hunger Action Month

Fundraising online through our Virtual Food Drive is easy! Every dollar you raise helps to support ACCESS and the thousands of children and families who cannot afford the meals they need.

  1. Sign up and customize your fundraiser. You can set up a team or personal fundraising page. Then make your fundraiser uniquely yours by adding images and sharing why you’re raising money to end hunger.
  2. Share your fundraiser with friends, family, and colleagues. Let everyone know and thank them for supporting this important cause.
  3. Celebrate your success. Every dollar you raise helps provide 4 meals to those in need in Jackson County! Thank you!

Sign up to create your online Virtual Food Drive fundraiser. >

Become a Community Builder

ACCESS Community Builders are a special group of donors who are committed to supporting those in our community who need assistance. Monthly recurring donations can be for any amount – just choose “monthly” when donating. Even $1 a month can make a difference!

Become a Community Builder today! >


For every $1 donated to ACCESS, we can provide 4 meals to our community.

A monetary gift donation is the easiest way to provide the biggest impact to help ACCESS fight hunger in Jackson County.

Hunger Action Month Sponsors

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