ACCESS – BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT JACKSON COUNTY:
• Last year, ACCESS served 52,497 people in need
• 5.2 million pounds of food moved through ACCESS’ warehouse and was distributed to 24 food pantries
• 33% of the people warmed, fed or sheltered by ACCESS programs were children
• 22% of the people assisted by ACCESS last year were seniors living on fixed income
• 5,273 households were kept warm in the winter months through ACCESS programs
• 7,133 people borrowed 8,710 pieces of medical equipment at no direct cost, saving the community more
than $2 million
• 1,882 people (homeless or at risk of homelessness) were helped to obtain safe, affordable housing and
WHO IS ACCESS?
As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County since 1976, ACCESS helps children, families,
individuals, seniors and others throughout Jackson County with food, affordable housing, energy assistance,
weatherization, medical equipment and outreach to seniors, people with disabilities, people experiencing
homelessness and veterans.