July Change for Good Partner: Peace House

Meet our July Change for Good partner - Peace House! This incredible organization has been a cornerstone of our community, dedicated to building a culture of peace through compassionate actions that support human rights and justice for all.

About Peace House

Peace House has a broad and impactful mission. Their work spans several critical areas, including:

  • Feeding Hungry People: One of Peace House's flagship initiatives is their community meal program, affectionately known as "Uncle Food's Diner." For over 30 years, this program has been providing healthy and delicious meals to those facing food insecurity in Ashland.
  • Supporting Prisoners: They provide books and other support to people isolated in prisons, fostering education and connection.
  • Promoting Nonviolence: Peace House is actively involved in advocating for nonviolent solutions to war, striving for peace and justice on a broader scale.
  • Community Education and Engagement: Through various programs and events, Peace House educates and engages our community on critical issues of peace and justice.

Uncle Food's Diner: A Legacy of Compassion

"Uncle Food's Diner" is more than just a meal program; it's a lifeline for many in our community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Peace House heroically expanded their meal services to four days a week, delivering meals to five locations across Ashland every day. This monumental effort resulted in tens of thousands of meals served annually to those without access to food or kitchens during a challenging time.

Despite the challenges of funding and venue availability, Peace House never missed a beat. Their dedicated volunteers and staff served meals outdoors throughout the winter, rain or shine, ensuring no one went hungry. Today, Uncle Food's Diner has returned to its roots, offering sit-down meals with tables, chairs, and real silverware, restoring a sense of dignity and community for guests and volunteers alike.

How You Can Help

This July, you can support Peace House and their incredible Uncle Food's Diner program through Ashland Food Co-op's Change for Good program. Simply round up your purchase at the register, and your small change will make a big difference. Your contributions will help sustain this vital program, ensuring that our neighbors in need continue to receive nutritious meals and compassionate support.

Join Us in Making a Difference

At Ashland Food Co-op, we believe in the power of community and the importance of supporting those who support us. Peace House embodies these values, and we are proud to partner with them this month. Together, we can help build a more compassionate and just community.

Thank you for your generosity and for being part of our cooperative family. Let's make July a month of positive change!

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