MEDFORD, Ore. — A few Rogue Valley organizations are among the 18 non-profits to which the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation donated.
The Medford Salvation Army and Access each received a $10,000 donation. ACCESS will use their donated money to expand a program that provides fresh food for those in need, while the Salvation Army will use the money to help working poor families pay unexpected bills.
“It’s perishable food . It’s meat products, dairy and deli products, some produce as well. It’s grown over the years such that we needed to expand that program,” said Philip Yates with ACCESS.
Officials with the Salvation Army said the money will make a big difference to people who need it most.
“It makes such a huge difference. This particular grant will enable us to help at least 40 of the working poor families over the next year,” said Jackie Agee with the Salvation Army.
ACCESS’s Fresh Alliance Program will now be able to pick up 750,000 pounds of perishable food from grocery stores in the Rogue Valley.