Medford, Ore., –ACCESS wants the community’s help to put more fresh fruits and vegetables into their pantry systems for low income families.
Today from nine to noon, they asked people to come drop off any food from their gardens at one of the three “Harvest for the Hungry” donation sites in Medford, Talent or Central Point.
They received over 800 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
“Chronic disease is pretty huge, the amount of diabetes, the amount of high blood sugar and problems with obesity is increasing so we have to find ways to give people better diets.” said Philip Yates, the nutrition program director.
This is the first year ACCESS is doing this, but Yates says they hope to make it an annual event.
If you didn’t get a chance to donate today, you can still drop off food at any time at the ACCESS office in Medford.