FISH reduces hunger in our community and responds with compassion to people in crisis.
The FISH Food Pantry remains open to serve the low-income families that are food insecure. We have made changes at the FISH Food Pantry, giving food boxes instead of clients being able to do their own grocery-shopping. Only volunteers and staff are allowed inside the Pantry at this time.
Thank you to the Human Bean for holding a food drive for The FISH Pantry EVERY Thursday in August!
The results for the August collection of donated food for the Roseburg Food Project were 61 Neighborhood Coordinators collected 9,210 pounds of donated food from 518 food donors. A big thank you to all those who donated food in the green grocery bags and helped with the collection of the green bags. The next collection of green bags for the Roseburg Food Project will be Saturday October 10th.
The board members of the FISH of Roseburg food pantry would like to send a huge “Thank you” to everyone in this community who donated to the food pantry since the beginning of the pandemic and quarantine. We are so very grateful to the individuals, businesses, foundations, churches, and groups who have reached out to support us during this challenging time. It is truly amazing.
And a special shout out to the hundreds of food donors who are part of the Roseburg Food Project for their flexibility and generosity. We were so worried about what we would do without the $18,000 worth of food that you would normally donate in April because we typically give out about $15,000 worth of food each week. Well, we should not have worried, you more than made up for it with cash donations of nearly $22,000. Most of this will be used to purchase food from local vendors because of the increased demand on the Oregon Food Bank right now.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support.
We are always so grateful when we are able to partner with other, local, non-profits, such as the Roseburg Rescue Mission. If you haven’t been into the pantry lately, come check out the improvements we have made, thanks to the generous donations we have received. The Roseburg Rescue Mission donated approximately 22, very clean, and very professional looking office chairs for our intake room. Not only do the chairs come together quite nicely with our new privacy walls, but we are also now able to provide chairs throughout our pantry in the event that one of our clients, or volunteers, is in need of sitting down. Thank you, Roseburg Rescue Mission! We appreciate you.
Jo Lane Middle School students and parents brought the donated food collected during the school’s Holiday Food drive for the Roseburg Food Project. A total of 1,994 pounds of food was donated. This was a fantastic and much appreciated effort from the students and staff at Jo Lane. This is one of the largest food drive donations by a single group ever received in the 48 year history of The FISH. Thank you Jo Lane!