Food Assistance

Food Assistance

Providing healthy food to feed hungry families and individuals, because no one should ever go hungry.

ACCESS is committed to addressing hunger needs within our community through different programs and services.

Food Pantry Network

ACCESS Food Share provides emergency food boxes to hungry families and individuals in Jackson County through a network of over 24 food pantries. The program also supplies food to over 20 agency programs serving low-income individuals.

ACCESS Utilizes Different Programs to Help Provide Good, Including:

Fresh Alliance
The collection and distribution of meat, milk, dairy and other perishable products from community grocery stores.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program
A supplemental food program established by the USDA to serve low-income seniors in Jackson County. The monthly food boxes may contain cereal, non-fat dry milk, evaporated milk, juice, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, canned fruit and vegetables.

ACCESS Food Share Gardens
These high productive community gardens help support the nutritional needs of local ACCESS food pantries and partner agencies. Gardens are operated by local community volunteers who plant, maintain and harvest the crops. In addition to learning gardening techniques, volunteers can enjoy some of the bountiful excess harvest.
Learn how you can volunteer!

Food Donations
ACCESS Food Share solicits, receives and distributes donated food from generous individuals, businesses and the Oregon Food Bank. These donated resources are often received from local food drives, grocery stores and gardens.

Plant a row is rooted in the heartfelt tradition of gardeners sharing a bountiful harvest with others. Local gardeners grow a few extra rows of healthy produce in their home garden and donate it to local ACCESS food pantries and partner agencies to help feed the hungry.

Hunger Action Month

Food Drive Calendar

Food Drive Information Kit

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.