A Simple Gesture

Sharing Food In Our Community. Serving Paradise and Magalia, California

How it started

A Simple Gesture Food Collection Program

Ashland/Talent, Oregon is slightly smaller in population than Paradise/Magalia, California. A group of concerned citizens started the Ashland Food Project about two years ago. It was a simple food collection program to help their overstressed and underfinanced food pantry.

Within two years they have gone from zero to 1900 households participating – about 13% of all households in their area. But this is the remarkable thing: In October, 2010 they collected nine tons (18,000 lbs.) from their participating neighbors. That’s the power of a community working together to help the hungry in their community. This was and is a total volunteer effort.

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