ACCESS said with the holiday season and two 31-day months, food stamps for familes can run out.
To help the community, ACCESS provides a five-day supply of food to qualifying seniors, individuals and families who come to one of its 24-hour food pantries.
Last year the community donated 7,831 pounds of food and $19,930 to the drive.
As of Wednesday, 7,250 pounds of food and $15,497 were donated.
ACCESS is looking for foods rich in protein including peanut butter, canned tuna, canned meats and beans. Non-perishable foods are also needed.
Grocery donations can be dropped off at the Mail Tribune, ACCESS, any fire station, Sherm’s Thunderbird, Food 4 Less, Ascension Lutheran Church, Medford Congregational Church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Cash donations can be made online.
Every dollar provides four meals.
NBC5 News at Sunrise co-anchor Allison Ross graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Before coming to NBC5 News, she was a reporter and anchor at KOMU in Columbia, MO and interned at FOX 25 News in Boston. Allison also spent six months reporting in Europe where she covered the European Commission.
When she’s not in the newsroom, Allison loves adventures. She enjoys traveling and is excited to explore the West Coast. Allison’s motto: “Try everything once!”