Greystone Court Concludes Food Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — A popular holiday attraction in Medford served a noble purpose this year  by collecting funds and food for those in need. Greystone Court holiday light display raised more than $13 thousand, and collected about seven thousand pounds of non-perishable food items like canned soups, oatmeal, and boxed stuffing to benefit ACCESS. For every dollar … Continue reading »

ACCESS Canned Food Drive at Greystone Ct

MEDFORD, Ore. — ACCESS kicked off their canned food drive this weekend at the famous Greystone Court. People have already been donating non-perishable food items and cash days before the event started. $1 can buy 5 pounds worth of food. ACCESS has already received $2,000, as well as at least 1,700 pounds of food. ACCESS … Continue reading »

ACCESS Quilt Donation Drive

MEDFORD, Ore. — With all that cold, sometimes nasty weather outside, volunteers are working hard to get warm clothing and blankets to those in need. On Saturday, about 50 volunteers from the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Sewing Guild met up at ACCESS to collect donated quilts, robes, pajamas, hats, and other items for … Continue reading »

Free day to Weatherize Homes, Cut Costs

MEDFORD, Ore.– ACCESS is hosting a free “Weatherization Day” to help people prepare their homes for the colder season, while cutting down costs. The event is being held at the ACCESS Olsrud Nutrition Center located at 2020 Cardinal Avenue in Medford, until 2p.m. Staff is on site to answer questions and hand out free food … Continue reading »

Mayors United Fights Hunger

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Mayors representing cities and towns throughout the county are getting together to help fight hunger. On Saturday, Jackson County Mayors United teamed up with ACCESS for a fundraising event at the Bigham Knoll Event Center. The event featured food and beer, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Ticket sales went directly to … Continue reading »

Drought Impacts Food Share Gardens

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – It’s the first harvest of the season at the Central Point food share garden, as ACCESS volunteers yank beets out of the ground. Today’s yield is around 8.5 pounds, a drop in the bucket compared to the 60,000 pounds of food ACCESS produces each year. “What we’re trying to do is … Continue reading »

ACCESS Senior Fair: Tuesday, March 18

MEDFORD, Ore. — The ACCESS Senior Fair is one of the biggest events in our region for helping seniors get connected with services and products. It’s a one-stop resource for seniors with more than 80 booths providing information on things like healthcare, living facilities, and social service agencies, as well as free eye exams and more. … Continue reading »

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 »

Help for Potential Home Buyers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Some homes on the market in Medford and throughout the Rogue Valley sit for sale but may needs repairs. While the added cost of updating roofing or siding can turn of some home buyers, local lenders say there is a loan underutilized that can be applied. “It’s a great tool for first … Continue reading »

Medford Food Project Hits Milestone

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Food Project reached a major milestone Saturday — raising one million pounds of food for hungry families. That haul is a combination of all of the food donated through the project within the past four years. Much of it is thanks to volunteers like Steve Borchard who go door to … Continue reading »

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