Ashland Discusses Homeless Families

ASHLAND, Ore. — The City of Ashland is looking at ways to serve homeless families and children after receiving criticism for not allowing them into their homeless shelter. In order to do that they’ve announced a new emergency fund. The city works with a number of religious institutions and non-profits to make sure people aren’t … Continue reading »

Haunting for a Good Cause

MEDFORD, Ore. — ACCESS says this year it had its busiest month ever back in July. More than 4,000 families that month relied on ACCESS for their hunger needs. Now with food stamps cutbacks starting in November, ACCESS believes it will see another record breaking month in the near future. ACCESS provides 58,000 pounds of … Continue reading »

Business Offers Wipers For Peanut Butter

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local auto shop wants to help area food banks by trading service for peanut butter. This month, Kelly’s Auto Service in Medford is giving a free pair of windshield wipers to anyone who brings in a 16 ounce jar of peanut butter. All of the food will be donated to ACCESS, … Continue reading »

Advocates Help With Heating Bills

MEDFORD, Ore. — As temperatures continue to drop, heating bills are continuing to rise. Several local agencies are stepping in to help people afford those utilities. ACCESS is currently taking applications for its heating assistance program. Low-income families can receive a one-time payment toward paying their heating bills. The Salvation Army says it also has … Continue reading »

Donation Awarded To Local Non-Profits

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 … Continue reading »