Sherm’s Donates Truckload of Food to Feed Hungry

Medford, December 8, 2020: Sherm’s Thunderbird and Food 4 Less grocery stores will help feed thousands of local families with a special semi-trailer delivery. On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, the Olsrud family will deliver approximately 23,000 pounds of food to the ACCESS food bank warehouse.

The Olsrud family has donated an entire semi-trailer full of food to ACCESS every year since 2000. They are long-time supporters of ACCESS and were instrumental in helping build the ACCESS Community Kitchen.

“We are so grateful for the support the Olsrud family has given to the community and ACCESS over the years. This year’s semi-truck donation of food will not only help feed thousands of food-insecure individuals and families locally but also gives hope during what has been a bleak time for so many,” says ACCESS Executive Director Carrie Borgen.

In the fiscal year 2020, 38,178 neighbors received food assistance through ACCESS’ food programs, and 5,317,337 million pounds of food were distributed through 24 pantries in Jackson County. This year, the impact of COVID and the wildfires have increased the threat of food insecurity in Jackson County, and ACCESS has seen the need spike as high as 80% more than expected.

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ABOUT ACCESS
ACCESS provides food, warmth, shelter, and other essential services to Jackson County’s low-income children, families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, Oregon, ACCESS has been helping residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. Last year, 57,567 people received assistance from ACCESS’s broad continuum of services, including obtaining safe, affordable housing, rental assistance, utility assistance, weatherization, free loaned durable medical equipment, and healthy food. 

ACCESS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ACCESS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

ACCESS is an equal opportunity provider. ACCESS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, Federal ID No. 93-0665396.

All donations are tax-deductible per tax code. No goods or services are provided in consideration of donations.

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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

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