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West Medford Food Pantry Location Moves to New Location

 
 
 
Medford, June 28, 2018:  The West Medford Food Pantry that was housed in the Santo Center has been relocated to a new permanent location at 750 N. Columbus Avenue in Medford as of Tuesday, July 3. This new location is right across the street from the Santo Center and is open from 2 – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.
 
“We’ve been using a room at the Santo Center during the school year for the past 20 years. During the summer, we would have to pack everything up and move to another location. This new location is permanent which will provide consistency for the community,” says ACCESS Executive Office Pamela Norr.
 
ACCESS’ 24 emergency food pantries throughout Jackson County supply people with a 3 – 5 day supply of food. Monetary donations to support the food pantries can be made via ACCESS’ website, www. Accesshelps.org, by mailing a donation to ACCESS at PO Box 4666, Medford, OR 97501, by calling (541) 774-4312 or by emailing lbell@accesshelps.org.
 
ACCESS has already provided more than 1,875,000 pounds of food to more than 21,298 of the most vulnerable people in the community in 2018. To receive assistance through an Emergency Food Box Program, a household must have an income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level:
 
USDA-TEFAP COMMODITY 2017 ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
SIZE MONTHLY ANNUAL
1 .................................................. $ 1,872......... $22,459
2 .................................................. $ 2,538......... $30,451
3 .................................................. $ 3,204......... $38,443
4 .................................................. $ 3,870......... $46,435
5 .................................................. $ 4,536......... $54,427
6 .................................................. $ 5,202......... $62,419
7 .................................................. $ 5,868......... $70,411
8* ................................................. $ 6,534......... $78,403
 
* For each additional member, add $665 per month
Those interested in participating in the program should call (541) 774-4336 or email lsmart@accesshelps.org at ACCESS.
 
 
ABOUT ACCESS

ACCESS provides 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.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement: 
 
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
 
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 


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