Ashland Emergency Food Bank
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Monday thru Friday and first Saturday of each month, 9:30AM-12:30PM

5PM-7PM on the 4th Wednesday of each month

Serving the community

Since 1972, Ashland Emergency Food Bank (AEFB) has provided food to residents of Ashland, Talent and surrounding rural communities. Each month, 500-600 families representing approximately 1,500 individuals come to us for food. Our customers include the unemployed and under-employed, the working poor, students, seniors and homeless. About twenty five percent are children under the age of 18.

Your support matters

AEFB is supported by a coalition of faith-based organizations, along with the community at large. Church members, school children, local residents and neighborhood businesses donate food to us directly and volunteer their labor. Ashland Food Project's green bag collections comprise about a forty percent of our total contributions.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are able to provide each individual or family who visits us with enough groceries to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for two to three days.

To receive services

We are open Monday through Friday, and the first Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m. Customers should bring proof of their residency in Ashland, Talent, or surrounding areas, or identify as homeless. No other paperwork is required.

A giant thank you

Every morning when we open the doors we greet a line of customers and we often hear their stories - both of triumph and despair. Every story, whatever the nature, ends with gratitude to the Food Bank. We are here when one's best efforts fall short and life goes awry. Food is fundamental: No one is prepared to tackle other life challenges when the belly is roaring or the children unfed.

Your support makes this work possible. Our heartfelt thanks to the community, for continually stepping up to help.

Ashland Emergency Food Bank is an independent, private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Federal ID #93-1329669. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by tax code. No goods or services are provided in exchange for donations.

Most Needed Items:

Non-perishable food: cereal, hearty soups, dried beans, rice.

Your garden excess: We love receiving the overflow harvest from your garden! Please bring your extra giant zucchini and other items to the Food Bank at 560 Clover Lane during our open hours.

Gently used children's books: Each child visiting the Food Bank is invited to take home a couple of books of their choice. Spanish-language books are especially welcome.

Cloth grocery bags: Thank you, thank you! Your donation of grocery bags allows our customers to take home their goods in strong, reusable bags that won't tear when the contents shift.

Recipes from the Pie Social (August 21 2016):

Click here for French Silk Pie and here for the Pie Crust recipe.


Click here for News about our new Executive Director Traci Darrow

and see her with Pam in our slideshow

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