What We Do

We are a volunteer governed, directed, and staffed 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Operating from our own mortgage-free building, we are reliant on donations to keep our doors open and our client boxes full of food. Our central location with handicapped, easily accessible service area and a large parking lot only steps from our front door make visits to our facility quick and enjoyable.

We have a well-deserved reputation of providing generously filled boxes of shelf stable food, supplemented with various meats, fresh produce, and bread and dessert items. Our attached warehouse equipped with both walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer allows us to purchase and store fresh and frozen food items when they are on sale and then easily access them for client distribution. Serving more than 36,450 clients in 2016, we are the largest USDA pantry in Jackson County and provide food for clients from every town in the county.

 

What Is Our Mission?

 

We believe that no one should go without the basic foods for survival and comfort. Our mission is to feed all the needy persons living in Jackson County who come to us for help because they do not have the financial means to support a minimal standard of living. We work to "ease the pain of hunger" in all of Jackson County.

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)       mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

                    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)       fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)       email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.