Making A Difference
In Our Community
It hasn't been very long ago that JCFB served an average of 6,500 people monthly. In a very short amount of time that number has DOUBLED. We now serve an average of 11,000 people every month. Children under the age of 17 are the largest group (about 50%). Almost 25% of the adults we serve are retired, elderly, or disabled. Half of the families who need food have jobs but not enough income to afford housing, food and utilities. Our records show a high rate of unemployment and according to stats, many have been job seeking for more than a year. Giving up meals should not be a choice someone has to make.
“Because no one should be hungry!”
All of us know someone – a friend, a co-worker, a church member, a neighbor, in need. Getting food to those individuals costs money. Those costs include fuel for trucks, insurance, staff, storage, coolers and freezers, and general maintenance of doing business. We depend on your donations of funds and food to meet that need. Almost 70% of our budget comes from our community. The rest of our funding comes from grants and a small amount of federal and state funds. We – and they - depend on you.
If you are interested in helping with a food drive, we have a brochure with helpful tips and advice, how to plan and where to begin.
of the food we distribute comes from local food drives
The Josephine County Food Bank and Raptor Creek Farm are operated under Friends of Josephine County Food Bank Network:
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