Hungry Kids Fueled by Rogue Powerpacks

MEDFORD, Ore., — The Junior League of Jackson County has launched its relatively new Rogue Powerpack Program at Talent Elementary School. The group saw the need for a steady supply of food to be sent home with kids over the weekend. There are 14,000 children in Jackson County who qualify for free or reduced cost … Continue reading »

County Food Bank Needs Donations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank will be moving into a brand new warehouse in March. The new warehouse is the culmination of six years of work, planning, and preparation. It sits right next to the Raptor Creek Farm, where the food bank grows thousands of pounds of food each year. Administrators … Continue reading »

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 »

Starbucks to Start Delivery Service

CNN – If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your coffee fix without the wait — that time has come. Starbucks has announced plans for coffee and food delivery services. The delivery service will be available to starbucks loyalty program members as part of its new mobile order and pay app. It will launch nationwide next … Continue reading »

Homeless Help Must Move to New Location

MEDFORD, Ore. — A couple of small, folding tables is all it takes to make a difference in the day of those in need. “We need to be a support to the most feeble in our community, the weakest in our community and help them,” Bobbie Holden with Friends Helping Friends. Holden has organized “Friends … Continue reading »

Food Banks Push for Tax Credits

EUGENE, Ore. — Local food banks and farmers could soon be benefiting from fresh produce donations. New legislation could provide tax credits for farmers who donate produce to local food banks, like Food for Lane County. Those supporting the legislation say it’s a win-win for both those who grow the food and those who’d be … Continue reading »

U.S.D.A. Inspections Not Impacted

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — While the government remains shut down in Washington D.C, Taylor’s Sausage Inc. in Cave Junction is still up and running. Owner Terry Taylor said initially he thought the inspectors would be impacted by the federal shut down, but the position is deemed essential. “They are actually working on kind of an … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Eat Local with Erin

MEDFORD, Ore. — In its 8th year, Eat Local Week is taking on a new challenge. Participants are encouraged to celebrate the social aspects of local food. There are 3 dozen events during Eat Local Week which will highlight the fun and sustainability of choosing to eat local. Wendy Siporen is the Executive Director of … Continue reading »

Feeding Firefighters Keeps Crews Busy

MERLIN, Ore. — While the Brimstone Fire continues to grow, so does the line of hungry firefighters returning from the fire lines. A team with Star Catering prepared the meals for the firefighters, a feat managers say is challenging itself. “It’s always a fight to get this many guys fed. When you’re looking at 700 … Continue reading »

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