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Fight Hunger for the Holidays

                                                                                                                                                         
Medford, December 1, 2017: During the holiday season, ACCESS steps up its efforts with additional nutritional support for low income individuals and families through a county-wide pantry system.  

Here are some ways community members can support this effort: 

1. Support the Grocery Bag – Food for Hope Drive (going on now through the end of the year). 

A. Cash donations can be made securely online at ACCESSHelps.org,

B. Grocery donations can be dropped off at the Mail Tribune, ACCESS, any fire station and Umpqua locations in Jackson County, Sherm’s Thunderbird, Food 4 Less, Ascension Lutheran Church, Medford Congregational Church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church

2. Make a monetary donation at Sherm’s Thunderbird Markets or Food 4 Less at checkout

3. Support the Greystone Court Food Drive with cash or food donations (starts Thursday, December 21 and continues through Christmas Eve)

4. Support the food drive at Safeway or Albertsons stores with Santa Bucks (going on now through December 2)

5. Hold a Food Drive at your Business, Church or School

6. Bring a can a food to ACCESS’ Festive Friday Nights (and a Saturday) at Medford’s Vogel Plaza the first three Fridays and the last Saturday in December from 5 – 7 p.m.
“ACCESS Food Share would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season, and express our sincerest desire that no family go hungry,” says ACCESS Nutrition Programs Director Philip Yates. “Food drives during this time of year play a critical role in the ability of ACCESS to help our neighbors.”  

Nutritious foods rich in protein are especially needed, including peanut butter, canned tuna, canned meat and beans. However, donations of any non-perishable food items such as rice, pasta, cold and hot cereals are always helpful.

For more information, visit www.accesshelps.org or go to ACCESS’ Facebook page, 
 
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.
ACCESS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ACCESS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 

ACCESS is an equal opportunity provider. ACCESS is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, Federal ID No. 93-0665396.

All donations are tax deductible per tax code. No goods or services are provided in consideration of donations. 


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