FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
Award winning Portland pianist John Nilsen returns to Roseburg to perform a solo piano concert at 7 PM on Saturday January 30th at the First Presbyterian Church in Roseburg (823 SE Lane Ave.). Suggested donation: two or more canned food items AND $10 per person at the door. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the FISH emergency food pantry.
The State Police (fish & game enforcement) delivered 770 pounds of donated food collected at the Fish Enhancement Derby Food Drive held at Sherm's on 11/20/2015.
The next ROSEBURG FOOD PROJECT pick up day is SATURDAY February 13th. See you there!!
In December the Roseburg Food Project collected a record breaking 13,530 pounds of food from 899 donors coordinated by 73 neighborhood coordinators. The students and staff of Jo Lane Middle School collected 1,171 pounds of food - the largest collection of food by a single group in the history of the Roseburg Food Project. Other large collections were: 960 pound from The Church on the Rise, 538 from DHS and Child Welfare, and 336 from Architrave.
You can check out the January 2016 newsletter by clicking the NEWS tab above. Among other things you'll see 963 families (over 3600 people) were served in December. FISH was open 16 times for a total of 32 hours.
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.
GREAT NEWS: Ford Family Foundation has renewed the Holiday Cheese grant. Their support allows FISH to distribute 1400 bricks of cheese. Starting in mid-December each family who wants one can receive one 2-pound brick of cheese while supplies last. Youth from the Connect Youth Group and Wellspring Bible Fellowship labeled hundreds of bricks of cheese for the Holiday Cheese Project. Thanks for being there for FISH!!
FISH volunteers held FOOD DRIVES at local grocery stores: Sherm's, Fred Meyer, Grocery Outlet, Safeway and Albertsons. A total of 5,180 pounds and $830 was collected.
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.