UPDATE: Starting in August, Saturday shopping will move to the third Saturday of each month.
Yes, we are open! AEFB remains open 9:30am-12:30pm Monday through Friday. Due to COVID-19, and to allow for social distancing, we are currently offering slightly customized food boxes, based on daily food inventory. We are now accepting food donations in small quantities, but are grateful for monetary donations to help us keep our community fed. Conditions and recommendations are ever-evolving, so please visit our Facebook page for regular updates.
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
Note: If you are currently an employee of an Ashland or Talent business or you were until being laid off due to COVID-19, we will serve you whether or not you are a resident of Ashland or Talent. Please just bring something with you to the food bank during shopping hours that shows us you meet that standard, such as a pay stub.
Most Needed Items
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.
Temporary Change in Food Delivery
AEFB Responds to COVID-19
Effective March 17th, AEFB will be open and distributing food using a box delivery model to maintain social distance. No clients will be allowed inside the building during this interim shift. All existing clients, and people newly needing support are welcome. We will have limited ability to provide for special dietary requirements or choice. Thank you for your understanding during this temporary change in service.
Map to the Food Bank
Our Generous Sponsors
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 those 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.