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HOW WE DO IT EVERY DAY
What We Do
7 Days a week ... 52 Weeks a year
Rerouting discarded food and clothing to the table of the needy
Ashland Food Angels is a grassroots, fully volunteer cooperative venture which supports other organizations serving low income people in the Rogue Valley, primarily through the daily collection and redistribution of food retrieved from markets, bakeries and local organic farmers. The food collected is primarily produce, most of which goes to the Ashland Emergency Food Bank and the Ashland community free meal on Tuesdays. The compound goals of providing food for those in need, offering an opportunity for self-help, self-reliance and community service, and keeping usable items out of the landfill have been met daily since 1996. For the past several years, there has also been an ongoing collection and distribution of clothing and useful household items, such as blankets, kitchen utensils and personal care items.
The Ashland Food Angels are different from Food Banks in that we give food to other organizations for them to give away, and that we predominantly provide live foods. The ripple effect of this project has contributed in many way to the lives and better health of tens of thousands of people in the Rogue Valley over the past two decades.
The Ashland Food Angels has been highly successful and effective, helping many thousands of individuals and families over the years, keeping many thousands of pounds of food and other useful items out of landfills, putting them into the hands of people who can use them. The Food Angels expanded from a group of two to 65 volunteers and, helping one group, the Northwest Seasonal Workers, to serving nearly two dozen groups located in Ashland, Medford, Talent and Phoenix. Most recently the purpose has evolved to focusing on the needs of the Ashland Emergency Food Bank and Uncle Food's Diner, which is the main Ashland weekly community free meal.
A Rogue Valley Grassroots Volunteer Organization