Come out and join the Brewers and Blues Against Hunger Tour on FRIDAY - JUNE 30 at The Walkabout Brewery Co; all food donations go to ACCESS - helping people help themselves.
All Brewers & Blues Food Drive concerts are FREE to the public (general seating - arrive early get a seat!). EVERYONE is invited to bring a non-perishable food donation to help those in need - music and meals can heal.
ACCESS - Helping People Help Themselves
We provide food, housing, warmth and other essential services to Jackson County's low-income children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities. As the Community Action Agency of Jackson County, OREGON, ACCESS has been helping Jackson County residents break the cycle of poverty since 1976. With a focus on education, ACCESS helps people through economic crisis by guiding them through changes in habits to help them become self-sustaining. ACCESS currently serves local residents through 15 programs designed to address problems from one-time emergencies to longer-term issues.
Providing healthy food to feed hungry families and individuals, because no one should ever go hungry. ACCESS is committed to addressing hunger needs within our community through different programs and services.
Food Pantry Network
ACCESS Food Share provides emergency food boxes to hungry families and individuals in Jackson County through a network of over 24 food pantries. The program also supplies food to over 20 agency programs serving low-income individuals.
ACCESS utilizes different programs to help provide food, including:
The collection and distribution of meat, milk, dairy and other perishable products from community grocery stores.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
A supplemental food program established by the USDA to serve low-income seniors in Jackson County. The monthly food boxes may contain cereal, non-fat dry milk, evaporated milk, juice, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, canned fruit, and vegetables.
ACCESS Food Share Gardens
These high productive community gardens help support the nutritional needs of local ACCESS food pantries and partner agencies. Gardens are operated by local community volunteers who plant, maintain and harvest the crops. In addition to learning gardening techniques, volunteers can enjoy some of the bountiful excess harvests.
Learn how you can volunteer!
ACCESS Food Share solicits, receives and distributes donated food from generous individuals, businesses and the Oregon Food Bank. These donated resources are often received from local food drives, grocery stores, and gardens.
Plant a row is rooted in the heartfelt tradition of gardeners sharing a bountiful harvest with others. Local gardeners grow a few extra rows of healthy produce in their home garden and donate it to local ACCESS food pantries and partner agencies to help feed the hungry.
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