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Martin Luther King Day Food Drive - December 30 to January 20

MLK Food Drive

Martin Luther King Day Food Drive, as part of the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
 
AmeriCorps service member Laurel Cheever is organizing a food drive for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank (AEFB), while serving at the North Mountain Park Nature Center.
Contact info: laurel.cheever@ashland.or.us, 541.488.6606.
 
Food Drive dates: December 30 – January 20
 
Please donate healthy non-perishable food items, reusable grocery bags or children’s books.
 
Specific food needs include: cooking oils; veggie soups; alternative milks; different kinds of beans: garbanzo beans, baked beans, pork ‘n’ beans, navy beans; cereal and canned fruit.
 
Donation bins will be located at:
North Mountain Park Nature Center - 620 N Mountain Ave
Ashland Library - 410 Siskiyou Blvd
Shop ‘n Kart - 2268 Ashland St
YMCA of Ashland - 540 YMCA Way
The Grove - 1195 East Main St
 
Nearly 30,000 people in Jackson County are considered food insecure, 10,000 of whom are children. These families did not know where their next meal would come from or they went hungry. USDA data shows that about one in seven Oregonians suffered from food insecurity between 2014 and 2016.
 
The AEFB serves families living in Ashland or Talent and surrounding rural areas with 97520 or 97540 zip code.
 
The AEFB is open Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 5 to 7 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. To receive a food donation, visit the AEFB at 560 Clover Lane with your photo ID and proof of address to receive food! If your Driver's License, or State ID, do not contain your current address, please bring a piece of recent mail that does. You will need to have proof of your address each time you visit the AEFB.
 
The North Mountain Park Nature Center is a division of Ashland Parks and Recreation. For information on Ashland Parks and Recreation, visit Ashlandparksandrec.org, call 541.488.5340 or email ParksInfo@ashland.or.us. Follow us @AshlandParksandRec, Facebook.com/AshlandParksandRec, Instagram.com/AshlandParksandRec #AshlandParksandRec #APRC #NorthMountainPark #NMP  

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