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Thank you for being a donor to the Josephine County Food Bank. Every dollar you donate provides three meals. Josephine County Food Bank is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The money that is raised in Josephine County STAYS in Josephine County.
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If you’ve got time and interest, we have volunteer jobs that may be just what you're looking for! Fighting hunger is hard work and can be very rewarding. We couldn’t accomplish what we do in the community without our dedicated volunteers. We're always looking for people to join the team and help us battle in the fight against hunger in Josephine County!
The following volunteer jobs are described below. Not all positions are available all the time, but don't let that discourage you. We can use your help! If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call and we can discuss the skills and talents you would like to offer (or share) with us.
General Warehouse | Raptor Creek Farm | Gleaning Projects
Fresh Alliance Assistant | Events | Administration
Volunteer Application Volunteer Manual
The garden is a volunteer-run project. Those who don't mind getting their hands dirty are encouraged to come and help harvest, do maintenance and more for a gratifying experience. In 2020, through the hard work of volunteers, more than 12,000 pounds of produce was grown. Volunteers are welcome Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 am to noon.
One of the best ways to get involved is to host a food drive! Food drives in Josephine County account for around 25% of the food that we distribute.
Food drives come in all shapes and sizes. All food drives are appreciated and move our cause forward. Below are several suggestions to help you generate creative ways to collect food.
Green Bag Community Organizer - Get involved with your neighbors! Go around and collect food they accumulate every other month.
Hold a Party or Event - Set a goal for how much money you want to raise or amount of food you collect. Discount the admission price with donated cans of food.
Advertising a Raffle or Prize - Offer an additional ticket entry for every time someone brought food to your drive.
Competition and Challenges - Create friendly competition between work groups, or challenge other businesses to create media “buzz."
Host a “special” event - Walk-a-thons and other activities where you have sponsors that back you financially can yield great results - win or lose, the benefits are for hungry families.
Organizations and “public” areas - Organize food drives in your workplace, church, school, stores, and high traffic areas.
Tell the media about your event - Tell the local papers, radio stations, and service clubs about your community event. Many will provide PSA announcements for you.
BACKYARD GARDEN HELP
The Plant-A-Row program has been a tremendous source of fresh produce for the Food Bank for many years. It’s pretty simple: if you have a garden in your backyard or have some extra rows that you just can’t eat, pick the produce and bring it on down to the warehouse during our business hours at: 3658 Upper River Road, Grants Pass.
We will keep a running total of the produce you donated so you will know the difference your efforts made in fighting hunger in our community. Receipts for the value donated (for tax purposes) are gladly provided.
Every vegetable and fruit helps because no one should be hungry.
The JoCo Gleaning Project is a small group of people dedicated to reducing fruit loss and feeding people. Growers who have fruit trees and produce are recruited in July through September. Volunteer harvest “gleaners” are then assigned to specific farms to pick the crops that can vary widely. Generally, the work sites are within 10 miles of Grants Pass. In 2020 this program sponsored by the Ashland Food Coop harvested over 4,000 lbs. Contact us for more details.