ASHLAND FOOD PROJECT
On Tuesday, January 10th, Rich Stickle and other staff members of the Ashland Food Project came to the Mountain Meadows Board meeting to honor our community for our generous contributions to the project. In December, Mountain Meadows residents donated $2,300 allocating about $700 to the Ashland Food Project and $1,600 to the local Ashland Emergency Food Bank. We were also recognized for our amazing growth in participation. In the past two years, with Megan Hempstead and her team in charge of the food drive, donors have grown in number from 25 to 66. Our generosity is very important to efforts to provide food and necessities to the homeless and the hungry.
Donations of food have also increased. Rich said that a total of 27,299 pounds of food was collected in the month of December. A new yearly record was set in 2016 with nearly 150,000 pounds of food donated to the Food Bank. The Ashland Emergency Food Bank is located at 650 Clover Lane off Highway 66 in Ashland. Mountain Meadows residents can join the Ashland Food Project as either donor or volunteer by contacting Megan Hempstead at <email@example.com>.
The Food Project is about people helping people in Ashland and Jackson County and in 50 towns across the United States. Such a worthy cause!
Photo by Paula Silverberg