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 »

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 »

ACCESS Targets Local Food Deserts

MEDFORD, Ore. – ACCESS is trying to improve healthy eating in Southern Oregon by going after the area’s so-called food deserts. According to the USDA, nearly 9,000 people in Jackson County live in a food desert – mostly low-income areas with no healthy food within a mile radius. Crystle Tracksler is one of those residents. … Continue reading »

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