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Roseburg Food Project in need of donors and neighborhood coordinators

The Food Project collects non-perishable food items from across the community to give to families that have emergency needs.

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 4:54 PM
Updated: Apr 25, 2018 6:24 PM

ROSEBURG, OR. -- The Roseburg Food Project is looking for more volunteers and donors to help them collect non-perishable food items.

Every two months the Food Project goes around to area neighborhoods with recyclable green bags, asking community members to contribute non-perishable foods to the FISH Food Pantry in Roseburg.

Those community members then get two months to fill up those bags, and will get a new one when the food project comes around to collect.

Right now, they’re asking for more community members to step up and become neighborhood coordinators.

“People who are willing to go through their neighborhood and solicit from their neighbors, and continue to do so by giving them a recyclable green bag,” said Karla Roady with the FISH Food Pantry. “They fill them over two months, and the neighborhood coordinator comes back, picks it up again, and leaves them an empty one. Then, two months later – so, it’s six times a year.”

Roady said the food that’s collected will go to families that have emergency needs.

“It’s people who have an emergency need. What we tell people when they come to us, which they can only do once a month, so twelve times a year, is they get about a four to five day supply of emergency food. So, we see our biggest upsurge in clients at the end of the month.”

The food project will be canvassing on Saturday, April 28.

If you’d like to sign up to help, you can contact the FISH Food Pantry or Roseburg Food Project.

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