LDS Church donates semi-truck of food to Jackson County’s Regional Food Bank

Medford, July 26, 2021: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated a semi-truck full of food to the ACCESS food bank warehouse. The donation will directly help ACCESS meet the high-demand for food-related assistance in our community due to the lasting effects of COVID-19 and wildfire disasters.

“We appreciate the work ACCESS does in providing food to 18 emergency pantries throughout Jackson County,” says John Clason, the LDS Medford Stake President. “To help support their effort, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pleased to donate a full semi-truck of food from our Humanitarian Surplus that will arrive Wednesday, July 28th.” Clason says a mission of the LDS Church is to help those in need and knows this food donation will help fulfill that mission.

“We are so grateful to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for providing the ACCESS Food Bank with a significant donation that will help feed thousands of food-insecure individuals and families locally,” states Marcee Champion, Food Programs Director at ACCESS. ACCESS feeds 1 in 5 Jackson County residents annually, and the impact of COVID and the wildfires have increased the threat of food insecurity throughout our community.

For further information, or to obtain food assistance, contact ACCESS at (541) 779-6691, visit our website at accesshelps.org, or email info@accesshelps.org. You can also see an updated list of food pantries at accesshelps.org/food-pantry-network.

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