ACCESS’ Harvest a Row for the Hungry program is rooted in the tradition of gardeners sharing a bountiful harvest with others. Local gardeners who have extra produce from their harvest can the New Beginnings Christian Center Garden on Sunday, Sept. 9 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to help feed the hungry. The address is 270 W Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River.
According to the latest Oregon Hunger Factor Survey produced by the Oregon Food Bank Network, 27% of families served through emergency food pantries have at least one person in their household who has diabetes and 49% have at least one person with high blood pressure.
“Making highly nutritious foods that are appropriate for individuals/families with chronic disease is especially important for hungry, low-income families to improve their overall health and well-being,” says ACCESS Nutrition Director Philip Yates.
ACCESS Food Share provides emergency food boxes to hungry families and individuals in Jackson County through a network of over 24 food pantries. These pantries provide a variety of fresh and shelf-stable groceries to low-income families and individuals. Emergency food pantries are open different days and times. Each food box contains a 3-5 day supply of food. The program also supplies food to over 20 agency programs serving low-income individuals. Recipients must meet the income eligibility guidelines.
ACCESS’ Harvest a Row event is part of September’s Hunger Action Month when there will be more opportunities for the community to make a difference. For more information, call (541) 779-6691 ext. 309 or email.