Josephine County Food Bank Burglarized

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank is recovering after thieves broke into one of their properties, stealing $5,000 worth of tools and equipment. The burglary happened at Raptor Creek Farm on September 11. At least one person broke through the front gate and used bolt cutters to break open a lock and … Continue reading »

Americorps Helps Feed Josephine Co.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A group of National Civilian Conservation Corps volunteers are helping to feed the hungry in Josephine County. They have been working on Raptor Creek farm for six weeks now and are putting the finishing touches on several final projects.   The group, primarily from the East Coast, has been volunteering on the … Continue reading »

Volunteers Plant Food for the Needy

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Volunteers in Josephine County are turning out in droves to provide fresh food for those in need. On Saturday the Josephine County Food Bank held their annual Planting Day at their Grants Pass farm. About 80 people showed up for this year’s event at the Raptor Creek Farm. The event rings … Continue reading »

Food Bank in Need of Donations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank is asking families to dig into their pockets and their garden to provide food for families in need. Information on ways to donate has been mailed out to Josephine County residents. Officials said the holidays are the peak time of year for canned food donations, but … Continue reading »

Ray’s Donations to End in Some Locations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — As several Rays’ Food Place stores close across the Rogue Valley, it’s beginning to have an effect on organizations that help the hungry. The Josephine County Food Bank said those stores donated about 50,000 pounds of food each year. Organizers of the food bank plan to work with Ray’s to help … Continue reading »

Food Bank Struggles To Keep Up

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank is sending packets to residents in the mail, asking for donations. Right now, the food bank is struggling to keep up with high demand. Two of the county’s food banks aren’t open as often, because there’s not enough food to offer and one pantry in Selma … Continue reading »

Josephine County Food Bank Needs Help

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank have now shipped out all the food from the USDA that they have for the weeks supply. Next week, they are expecting more donations from the USDA, but they do not have any inventory, and the donations they get from the USDA are not enough to … Continue reading »

2,000 Items Returned to Libraries

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Thousands of books are back on the shelves of the Josephine Community Libraries and that means tens of thousands of dollars have been saved. The Executive Director say its Fine Amnesty Days last month brought in 2,000 past-due items. Last month, for three weeks, the library system wiped patron’s fines clear … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Dentist Holds Hunger Drive

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Thousands of people in Southern Oregon rely on help from the Josephine County Food Bank for meals, which is why a local dentist is hoping to help. Compassionate Dentistry is offering fluoride varnish treatment in exchange for a jar of peanut butter. It’s part of the office’s celebration of Children’s Dental … Continue reading »