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The FISH Food Pantry accepting donations Saturday at 5 Roseburg grocery stores

Donations will be accepted at 5 Roseburg grocery stores on Oct. 28, 2017, for The FISH Food Pantry. (File/SBG image)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The fall community food drive for the FISH Food Pantry will be held this Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at five local grocery stores, including Sherm's Thunderbird, Fred Meyer, Grocery Outlet, Safeway, and Albertsons.

A variety of donated food items are needed to enhance the options of those using the FISH Food Pantry.

At this time, the Pantry is in particular need of canned fruit, baby food, boxed cereal, and canned soup. Donations of canned tuna and meat, flour and baking mixes, canned vegetables, peanut butter, condiments and toiletries (toothpaste, tooth brushes, toilet paper, etc.) are also needed.

Cash donations to The FISH of Roseburg will also be accepted.

Requests for emergency food assistance from low-income families in Douglas County remain high," FISH officials say. The FISH Food Pantry provides emergency food parcels to an average of around 930 households per month, which includes almost 3,600 people (around 30% are children).

The typical household seeking emergency food assistance from the FISH Food Pantry will visit the Pantry 3 or 4 times during a year.

Food donations from the community are vital to the FISH Food Pantry’s effort to reduce hunger in Douglas County.

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