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West Medford Food Pantry Moves to New Location

The West Medford Food Pantry that was housed in the Santo Center has been relocated to a new permanent location at 750 N. Columbus Avenue in Medford as of Tuesday, July 3. This new location is right across the street from the Santo Center and is open from 2 – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.

“We’ve been using a room at the Santo Center during the school year for the past 20 years. During the summer, we would have to pack everything up and move to another location. This new location is permanent which will provide consistency for the community,” says ACCESS Executive Office Pamela Norr.

ACCESS’ 24 emergency food pantries throughout Jackson County supply people with a 3 – 5 day supply of food. Monetary donations to support the food pantries can be made via ACCESS’ website, by mailing a donation to ACCESS at PO Box 4666, Medford, OR 97501, by calling (541) 774-4312 or by email.

ACCESS has already provided more than 1,875,000 pounds of food to more than 21,298 of the most vulnerable people in the community in 2018. To receive assistance through an Emergency Food Box Program, a household must have an income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level:

USDA-TEFAP COMMODITY 2017 ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

HOUSEHOLD                                     INCOME

SIZE                                          MONTHLY    ANNUAL

1 ………………………………………….. $ 1,872……… $22,459

2 ………………………………………….. $ 2,538……… $30,451

3 ………………………………………….. $ 3,204……… $38,443

4 ………………………………………….. $ 3,870……… $46,435

5 ………………………………………….. $ 4,536……… $54,427

6 ………………………………………….. $ 5,202……… $62,419

7 ………………………………………….. $ 5,868……… $70,411

8* …………………………………………. $ 6,534……… $78,403

* For each additional member, add $665 per month

Those interested in participating in the program should email or call (541) 774-4336 at ACCESS.

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