FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF VERN HAAS (1942 - 2015). The community is invited to Vern’s Ecumenical Memorial Service to be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 800 W Stanton St, Roseburg, OR on Saturday October 17th at 11 AM. A potluck lunch will follow the service with sandwiches provided by the FISH Food Pantry Board of Directors. If you’d like to bring a dish to share we welcome salads or dessert. At the Memorial Service canned food will be accepted to honor Vern who was the executive director of FISH Food Pantry since 1977. In lieu of flowers please consider The FISH of Roseburg, PO Box 1162, Roseburg, OR 97470. There are many throughout our community who have been touched by Vern’s care and tireless work to care for those in need. All are welcome to attend the Memorial Service and join us for the potluck afterward as we celebrate his life.
The food pantry will be CLOSED on Wednesday November 11th for Veterans Day as it is a federal holiday.
Saturday September 12th, members of the Timberland Corvette Club donated 243 pounds of food to the Roseburg Food Project. Their members delivered the food in 12 green Food Project bags in their corvettes to the FISH Food Pantry. We really appreciate their efforts to reduce hunger in our community.
The hours of the Food Pantry have been expanded. On Mondays and Wednesday the pantry is now open from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. On Thursdays and Fridays it is open from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.
Food drive results: On Saturday 7/18/2015 there was 3,269 pounds of food collected and $1,247.24 in cash donated. This amount of cash far exceeds what we have ever had donated during one of our food drive. Fantastic!!! Thank you to our volunteers and following five local Roseburg grocery stores: Fred Meyer, Grocery Outlet, Sherm's Thunderbird, Safeway and Albertsons.
During August the Roseburg Food Project collected 8,135 pounds of food from 508 donors coordinated by 64 neighborhood coordinators. Watch this space for the October totals which will be posted soon. The next Roseburg Food Project pick up day is SATURDAY December 12th. See you there!!
Thanks to ROSEBURG REFRIGERATION for their QUICK response to a problem with the walk-in freezer. They made it possible for us to pick up our September allocation of frozen food from UCAN.
GREAT NEWS: FISH has been granted $17,500 from the C. Giles Hunt Charitable Trust as part of their 2015 grant cycle.
You can check out the September 2015 newsletter by clicking the NEWS tab above.
THANK YOU to the Fish Enhancement Derby for raising over $20,000 on behalf of the FISH Food Pantry. We are honored by their generosity.
Board members and their spouses rolled up their sleeves and did the annual deep cleaning of the pantry on Saturday August 1st.