Food for Hope Feeds the Hungry at the Holidays
Medford, November 22, 2019: ACCESS’ Food for Hope grocery bag drive, now in its 36th year, is the largest annual community food and fund drive helping to fight hunger in Jackson County. The goal for this food and fund drive is to collect 10,000 pounds of food and $30,000 to help support ACCESS’ Nutrition Programs.
“Many of the people we serve depend on emergency and supplemental food boxes just to get by each month. The Food for Hope food and fund drive helps ACCESS stock up on food for our community through the holidays as well as restock the shelves for January,” says ACCESS Executive Officer Pamela Norr.
Rosebud Media will distribute grocery bags through their newspapers (Mail Tribune, Daily Tidings and Savor) on Wednesday, December 4th.
The bags can be filled with non-perishable food items and dropped off at ACCESS, any Jackson County Fire Station, Umpqua Bank, the Mail Tribune or visit ACCESS’ website at for one of the church locations accepting grocery bags. Filled grocery bags should be dropped off by December 31st. For those who do not receive a bag in one of those three papers, but who want to donate nonperishable food, any grocery bag or box can be used.
“ACCESS distributes 80,000 pounds of food each week to our 24 pantries, partner agencies and mobile food pantry throughout Jackson County. Last year, ACCESS distributed almost five million pounds of food and helped more than 31,000 people in need of food,” says ACCESS Nutrition Director Rachael Ward.
Every dollar donated provides four meals to those struggling with hunger. Tax deductible monetary donations can be made online at or mailed to ACCESS, PO Box 4666, Medford, Or. 97501. The Food for Hope food and fund drive is sponsored by Sherm’s Thunderbird, Food 4 Less and Rosebud Media. For more information, email lsanchez@accesshelps.
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