Who Gets the Food?

unstocked pantryPhoenix Pantry before Green Bag day
shelf stocking begins.

First Presbyterian Church has hosted a food pantry for years. Three days before the Phoenix Food Project began our first pickup of green bags the church realized their dream had come true: a larger, organized group to help them gather food, toiletries and household necessities that food stamps and WIC programs don't cover.

The importance of this effort is clear when you realize that more people are in need of emergency food supplies than ever before. About 22,000 Jackson County residents received emergency food in 2011! 

As Philip Yates, Nutrition Director of ACCESS, explains: "Some people wonder whether food recipients in our area are just taking advantage of the community’s generosity. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Close to half the families we serve have at least one person working. Many of the rest are out of work and can’t find jobs. The majority of people we serve just don’t earn enough money to cover their basic expenses.”

 

Food Pantry Hours and Location

  • Wednesday from 1-3pm
  • Saturday from 10am - noon
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 5pm- 7pm (during the free community dinner)
  • 121 2nd St, Phoenix, OR 97535

2017 Pickup Dates:

  • Saturday, Feb. 11th
  • Saturday, April 8th
  • Saturday, June 10th
  • Saturday, Aug. 12th
  • Saturday, Oct. 14th
  • Saturday, Dec. 9th

Most Needed Items:

  • Cereal
  • Hearty Soups
  • Cooking Oil
  • Diapers – infant to adult sizes

Non-Perishable Food

  • Canned Meat, Tuna & Chicken
  • Canned Fruit & Fruit Cocktail
  • Pasta Sauce with meat
  • Brown & Long Grain White Rice
  • Plain Stewed Tomatoes & Tomato Sauce
  • Soy, Rice, Canned & Powdered Milk
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Side Dishes (Pasta, Rice, Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, etc.)

Especially for Seniors

  • Dried Fruits
  • Ensure protein drinks
  • Low-sodium Pull-tab Soups
  • Low-sodium Single-Serving Meals
  • Low-sodium Crackers
  • Green Tea (regular and decaf)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Hard Candies

Non-Food Items

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Sanitary Supplies