ACCESS Helping With Heating Bills

MEDFORD, Ore. — A fewer number of people have signed up for help keeping their electricity on, but ACCESS says that number may be misleading. The organization said 2,057 people are signed up for the program, which helps low-income families help pay for heating costs. About 2,600 people signed up a year ago. But ACCESS … Continue reading »

Harry and David Donate Peaches

MEDFORD, Ore. – By the end of next week, food banks across Southern Oregon will be able to hand out 40 thousand pounds of peaches to those in need. Harry and David says this year, the company yielded more peaches than ever before. The peaches will get distributed to Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Northern California … Continue reading »

Local Non-Profits In Need

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Non-profits across Southern Oregon are pinching pennies, scraping for money and food to provide for the families most in need. Despite a positive economic outlook in some industries, non-profit organizations are still feeling the real effects of a down economy. On a busy day, the soup kitchen at St. Vincent de … Continue reading »

ACCESS In Need

MEDFORD, Ore. — ACCESS says it is in need of the community’s help. The non-profit is hoping to get a lot more people to participate in this weekend’s “Food Project” collections. They say participation in the neighborhood-based collection has dropped off and the need is high this summer. Without school food programs, the need for … Continue reading »

ACCESS ‘Plant a Row’ Campaign

By Danielle Craig MEDFORD, Ore. — Your green thumb could help put fresh meals on the tables of families in need; it’s part of the “Plant A Row” campaign. ACCESS is asking gardeners to designate a row or even just a plant to donate. The fresh produce will then go to access food share. Last … Continue reading »

Food Share Garden Looking For Volunteers

By Kaylin Krashesky GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Gold Hill Food Share Garden has been up and running for five years, providing produce free of charge to anyone who needs it. This week, ACCESS is hoping to get thousands of tomato, eggplant, pepper and squash plants into the ground and they are asking for the … Continue reading »