Upcoming Food Drive October 14th, 2023
The Green Bag food drives are an AMAZING experience, and we'd love for you to join us.  The drives run from 9am-12 noon, shows the incredible spirit of generosity of our community, require 35-50 volunteers to help us move approximately 30,000 pounds of food, and is completely inspiring!  If you'd like to join us, please take the link to fill out the participation form.

Client Services
Are you a resident of Ashland or Talent?  Are you struggling to meet your family’s food needs?  We’re here to help. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 12:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.  Just bring a current ID and some proof of residency in 97520 or 97540 zip code(such as utility bill, rental agreement or bank statement). We do NOT require any financial information and the intake process is quick and easy.  We will provide you with a shopping list to choose three days worth of food, including fresh produce and hygiene products.  If you are unhoused we can help, providing food and services that meet your circumstances.

Weather Closure Practices
Severe winter weather can effect services.  We follow the lead of the Ashland School District to determine safety of travel for our clients and volunteers. If the schools have closed due to weather, we are also closed.  If they have a delay, we are delayed in opening with modified hours of 10:30am-12:30pm.  Here is a link to the Ashland School District website.

If there is hazardous weather while schools are closed for vacation, please call us to find out if we are open.  If we are closed, there will be a voice message indicating closure.

We are now accepting food donations, and are always grateful for monetary donations to help us keep our community fed. If you would like a receipt, please bring donations to the food bank Monday through Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm.  Shelf stable food donations may be made off hours at our drop boxes found on the southeast side of the building.  Our most pressing food needs are ever-evolving, so feel free to give us a call at 541-488-9544 or email us at info@ashlandemergencyfoodbank.org to ask about most needed foods.

The Ashland Emergency Food Bank and local faith groups, in alliance with the community at large, provide emergency food supplies, without charge, to individuals and families in the Ashland/Talent area who would otherwise go hungry. We also endeavor to increase awareness about the problem of hunger in our communities. Learn more


There are a number of ways you can contribute to our cause
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Children and adults face hunger in every community across the country
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Find out about our process and the generous people that help
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Most Needed Items

  • Such as Cereal, Hearty Soups, Dried Beans, Rice. Pasta, Applesauce, Dried Fruits, Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Sauce, etc

  • We love receiving the overflow harvest from your garden! Please bring your succulent squash and other items to the Food Bank. 

  • Each child visiting the Food Bank is invited to take home a couple of books of their choice. Spanish-language books are especially welcome

  • Your donation of grocery bags allows our customers to take home their goods in strong, reusable bags that won't tear when the contents shift. 

Mission Statement

Local faith groups, in alliance with the community at large, will provide emergency food supplies, without charge, to individuals and families in the Ashland/Talent area who would otherwise go hungry and will also endeavor to increase awareness about the problem of hunger in our communities.

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Our Generous Sponsors

Avista – TEN Realty – Teresa McCormick Center – Anna May Family Foundation – Reed and Carolee Walker Foundation – Carpenter Foundation – Gardner Grout Foundation – Reissa Foundation – Cow Creek Bank of Umpqua Tribes – Chaney Foundation – Hundredth Monkey Foundation – Rogue Valley Peace Choir – ACCESS – OHSU School of Nursing – Rotaract Club SOU – Interact Club Ashland High School – Greensprings Inn – Project A – DeBoer Foundation – Little Shop of Bagels – Ashland Food Project – First United Methodist Church – Trinity Episcopal Church – Presbyterian Church – Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church – Temple Emek Shalom – First Congregational United Church of Christ – Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Havurah Shir Hadash – Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints – Grace Lutheran Church – Safeway – Albertsons – Avista – Shop N Kart – Ashland Food Co-Op – Market of Choice – Food Angels – Smithfields – Rise Up Bakery – Village Baker – Standing Stone – La Baguette – Rogue Natural Foods – Maranatha – Apple Cellar – Dagoba Chocolates – Ashland Hills Inn – Ashland Bakery – Ashland Rotary – Ashland Family YMCA – Ash Anma Stsong – Harry and David – Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Southern Oregon Goodwill – Elks Lodge #944 – Noble Coffee – Siskiyou School – Southern Oregon University – Costco – SOU Preschool – Ashland Public Library – Ashland Postal Workers – Kiwanas – Northwest Seasonal Workers – Amy’s Kitchen – Mihama – Girl Scouts – Boy Scouts – Ashland Christian Fellowship – Grace Point Church – Paddinton Station – Crown Jewell – Eco Teas – Ashland School District – Luna Café – Ashland Fire Department – Oak Knoll Golf Club – Blackstone Audio – Ella Bella Farm – Ashland Grange Co-Op – Medford Welfare Farm – Lions Club – Maren Faye Catering – Newman Hotel Group – SOU International Students – Sysco – Websters – Café 116 – AAUW – Mt. Ashland Café – Greenleaf Café – Ashland Community Resource Center – St. Vincent de Paul – Banyan Botanicals – Ashland Culinary Festival – The Hearth – Ashland Chamber of Commerce – Americorps – Silent Disco – Commercial Services Painting – Evans Arctic Air – Mike Morris Construction – Rogue Community Health – Ashland Gallery Association – Rotary Club Ashland Lithia Springs – Ashland Parks Foundation – Ashland Supportive Housing – Soroptimist International of Ashland – Naturewise – Amanetania Outdoor School – OSU Extension Service – Master Gardeners – Cowhorn Wines – Postal Workers and Postal Carriers – Dragonfly Transitions – Pete’s Gourmet Confections – TonTon’s Artisan Affections – First Interstate Bank – Ashland Amma Satsung – Ashland Commons – Ashland Lions Club – Crystal Herring – Indigo Creek Soda – Mountain Meadows – Rite Aid – Shari’s Pasta – Starbucks – Thistle Sweets – Wilderness Roots – Banner Bank –

Your Support Matters

Since 1972, Ashland Emergency Food Bank (AEFB) has provided food to residents of Ashland, Talent and surrounding rural communities. Each month, over 600 families representing approximately 1,700 individuals come to us for food. Our customers include the unemployed and under-employed, the working poor, students, seniors and those with disabilities and the homeless. Approximately 35 percent are children under the age of 18.

AEFB is supported by a coalition of faith-based organizations, along with the community at large. Church members, school children, local residents and neighborhood businesses donate food to us directly and volunteer their labor. Ashland Food Project's green bag collections comprise about a 35 percent of our total contributions.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are able to provide each individual or family who visits us with enough groceries to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for two to three days.


Monday through Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm

To Receive Services

We are open Monday through Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm. Customers should bring a photo ID and proof of their residency in Ashland, Talent, or surrounding areas with 97520 and 97540 zip codes each time they come to the Food Bank. No other paperwork is required.

A Giant Thank You

Every morning when we open the doors we greet a line of customers and we often hear their stories - both of triumph and despair.  We are here to support our neighbors through difficult times. Food is fundamental: No one is prepared to tackle other life challenges when the belly is empty or the children unfed. Your support makes this work possible. Our heartfelt thanks to the community, for continually stepping up to help.