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 »

OSF Offering Rush Tickets

ASHLAND, Ore. — You can now get some discount tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with a food donation. OSF is offering $10 tickets for specific performances. To get the rush discount, you have to bring at least one non-perishable food item. Tickets are available at the box office one hour before curtain on a … Continue reading »

Harry & David Donates Peaches to ACCESS

MEDFORD, Ore. – Tuesday morning Harry & David in South Medford donated 8,000 pounds of peaches to ACCESS Food Share. “Harry and David is a wonderful charitable partner for ACCESS and the Southern Oregon community,” said Philip Yates, ACCESS Nutrition Programs Director. “It’s important for families experiencing hunger to have access to healthy, fresh produce. … Continue reading »

Volunteers Needed for Food Share Garden

GOLD HILL, Ore. — It’s going to be a big harvest this year at the ACCESS Food Share Garden in Gold Hill, and they need your help. Last year the garden produced about 18,000 pounds of food, this year 40,000 is expected on the half-acre plot. Despite all the production there aren’t many volunteers out … Continue reading »

“Stamp Out Hunger” Campaign This Weekend

MEDFORD, Ore. — The yellow bags have been delivered, and today is the day to fill them. It’s part of the *Stamp Out Hunger* campaign. Medford letter carriers delivered the yellow plastic bags yesterday to help collect donations for ACCESS food bank. It’s a nationwide effort. Officials hope you’ll fill the bags with nutritious donations. … Continue reading »

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