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 »

ACCESS Program Helps Homeless Vets

MEDFORD, Ore. — Homeless veterans are getting a second chance thanks to a new program offered through ACCESS. The program is only a couple of months old, but has already benefited several veterans. ACCESS officials are saying the program has already made a big impact in the lives of vets. ACCESS has opened up communication … Continue reading »

Volunteers Needed For ACCESS Garden

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — One ACCESS food share garden’s season is starting earlier than ever and that means more volunteers are needed. At the OSU Research and Extension Center Garden in Central Point, volunteers have already planted red and white onions and garlic. This is about a month earlier than the gardening season typically starts … 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 »

211 Referral Resource For Josephine Co.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A new referral service has made it’s way to Josephine County. Programs like ACCESS, or  emergency needs like food pantries or homeless shelters, will now only be a call away. The 211 program is a system that is in select cities across Oregon. Residents can dial the number to receive information … Continue reading »

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