Upcoming Food Drive April 8th, 2023
The Green Bag food drives are an AMAZING experience, and we'd love for you to join us. The drives run from 9-12:30, examples the incredible spirit of generosity of our community, require 30-40 volunteers to help us move 25,000 pounds of food, and is completely inspiring! If you'd like to join us, please take the link to fill out the participation form.
Are you a resident of Ashland or Talent? Are you struggling to meet your family’s food needs? We’re here to help. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 12:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. Just bring a current ID and some proof of residency (such as utility bill, rental agreement or bank statement). If you are unhoused we can help. We do NOT require any financial information and the intake process is quick and easy. We will provide you with a shopping list to choose three days worth of food, including fresh produce and hygiene products.
Weather Closure Practices
Severe winter weather can effect services. We follow the lead of the Ashland School District to determine safety of travel for our clients and volunteers. If the schools have closed due to weather, we are also closed. If they have a delay, we are delayed in opening with modified hours of 10:30a-12:30p. Here is a link to the Ashland School District website.
If there is hazardous weather while schools are closed for vacation, please call us to find out if we are open. If we are closed, there will be a voice message indicating closure.
We are now accepting food donations, and are always grateful for monetary donations to help us keep our community fed. If you would like a receipt, please bring donations to the food bank Monday through Friday from 9:30a-12:30p. Shelf stable food donations may be made off hours at our drop boxes found on the southeast side of the building. Our most pressing food needs are ever-evolving, so feel free to give us a call at 541-488-9544 or email us at info@ashlandemergencyfoodbank.
The Ashland Emergency Food Bank and local faith groups, in alliance with the community at large, provide emergency food supplies, without charge, to individuals and families in the Ashland/Talent area who would otherwise go hungry. We also endeavor to increase awareness about the problem of hunger in our communities. Learn more
Most Needed Items
Such as Cereal, Hearty Soups, Dried Beans, Rice. Pasta, Applesauce, Dried Fruits, Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Sauce, etc
We love receiving the overflow harvest from your garden! Please bring your succulent squash and other items to the Food Bank.
Each child visiting the Food Bank is invited to take home a couple of books of their choice. Spanish-language books are especially welcome
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.
Local faith groups, in alliance with the community at large, will provide emergency food supplies, without charge, to individuals and families in the Ashland/Talent area who would otherwise go hungry and will also endeavor to increase awareness about the problem of hunger in our communities.
Temporary Change in Food Delivery
AEFB Responds to COVID-19
Effective March 17th, AEFB will be open and distributing food using a box delivery model to maintain social distance. No clients will be allowed inside the building during this interim shift. All existing clients, and people newly needing support are welcome. We will have limited ability to provide for special dietary requirements or choice. Thank you for your understanding during this temporary change in service.
Map to the Food Bank
Our Generous Sponsors
Your Support Matters
Since 1972, Ashland Emergency Food Bank (AEFB) has provided food to residents of Ashland, Talent and surrounding rural communities. Each month, over 600 families representing approximately 1,700 individuals come to us for food. Our customers include the unemployed and under-employed, the working poor, students, seniors and those with disabilities and the homeless. Approximately 35 percent are children under the age of 18.
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 35 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.
Monday through Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm
To Receive Services
We are open Monday through Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm. Customers should bring a photo ID and proof of their residency in Ashland, Talent, or surrounding areas with those zip codes each time they come to the Food Bank. 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. We are here to support our neighbors through difficult times. Food is fundamental: No one is prepared to tackle other life challenges when the belly is empty or the children unfed. Your support makes this work possible. Our heartfelt thanks to the community, for continually stepping up to help.