Vendors & businesses donating to relief efforts
From day one of the Almeda Fires, the Co-op team wanted to help the community. They reached out to vendors across the region and country to ask for their help with products, supplies and food to get to the fire victims.
And that help came through in big ways, getting nutritious food to displaced families, home supplies in high demand, and wellness and food for first responders and firefighters. Thank you for supporting these businesses as thanks for their help in our community's relief efforts.
These donations and distributions wouldn't be possible without our dedicated and well-connected Co-op team. These teams are filled with special employees who are pivotal parts of the Rogue Valley community.
- Oregon Soap Company & Riverside Trading - 1200 bars of soap and 275 gallons of liquid soap for distribution at relief centers.
- Moon Valley Organics - soap and lip balm.
- Herb Pharm - Stress, Sleep, and Detox products.
- NOW Foods - Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and t-shirts.
- New Chapter - Turmeric Supreme for staff and firefighters.
- HealthForce - Vitamin C supplements.
- Nutraceuticals - Life Flo, Solaray, and Kal products.
- Country Life & Desert Essence - assorted vitamins and bath & body products.
- Gaia Herbs - assorted herbal supplements.
- Goodwinds+Trading - Badger body & skin care products, CV Sciences, Nordic Naturals, Trilogy, Inesscents, and Wild Carrot.
- Mountain Sales Northwest - Silver Wings colloidal silver supplements, Natracare feminine hygiene products and Weleda body care products.
- Garden of Life - assorted food supplements.
- Maitri Marketing - Sunsoil, Maggie's Organics, Pranarom, Humble, and Pure Essence.
- Presence Marketing - donation of non-perishable food and cleaning products.
- Mt. Hagen - assorted coffees.
- Annie Chun's - seaweed snacks.
- Late July - chips and snacks.
- Mezzetta - pasta sauces.
- Think - nutrition bars and oatmeal bowls.
- North Coast - apple sauce.
- Bob's Red Mill bars, granola, oatmeal, pancake mixes, bags, shirts, and more
- Lonolife - bone broths.
- Once Again Nut Butter - assorted nut butter packets.
- 500 sandwiches for those affected by the fire as well as first responders.
- Niman Ranch for multiple food donations sent to ACCESS Medford.
- Organically Grown Company for a $1,000 donation for Rogue Food Unites, and $2,000 for the Ashland Food Co-op Almedia Fire Relief Fund.
- Tony's Fine Foods for a donation of cheeses and breads for donated sandwiches.
- Siskiyou Distributing for additional cheese for donated sandwiches.
- Alvarado St. Bakery for a donation of breads for donated sandwiches.
- Franz Bakery for a donation of breads for donated sandwiches.
- Co-op donation of 100 reusable tote bags.
More Co-op News
We are honored to partner with ACCESS this August - a fantastic organization that has been serving our community for over four decades. ACCESS, which stands for "A Community in Action, Connecting, Empowering, and Strengthening Self-Sufficiency," is dedicated to addressing hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Southern Oregon.
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the local community, AFC is thrilled to announce the that we are accepting applications for our Community Grants program.
Ashland Food Co-op's Community Grants program is designed to foster meaningful change in the Southern Oregon region. Through these grants, we seek to support projects that align with our mission of promoting local and sustainable food systems, addressing food insecurity, and promoting community engagement.
Ashland Food Co-op is thrilled to partner with Maslow Project for our Change for Good program! Maslow Project is an incredible organization that works tirelessly to support homeless youth and families in Southern Oregon. Their mission is to empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency, and they do this through a range of services including housing assistance, medical care, and educational support.
The Ashland Food Co-op is teaming up with the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy (SOLC) as its Change for Good partner for this month. This collaboration aims to support SOLC's mission of conserving Southern Oregon's natural landscapes and habitats.
Talent Maker City's mission is to build a more connected, prosperous, and resilient community through hands-on creativity and innovative STEAM-based learning. (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math.) They have a bustling Makerspace facility, brimming with creative energy in downtown Talent offering hands-on STEAM-based workshops and programming for curious minds of all ages!
We're always learning and growing here at the Co-op and with the approach of Cinco de Mayo we thought we would share a (very) brief history lesson and some thoughts on celebrating this holiday here in the United States.
From Kristina Lefever, Pollinator Project Rogue Valley President
From Klamath Bird Observatory, March 2023's Change for Good partner:
When Douglass Came to Rochdale, England a Slave and Left a Free Man
By David J Thompson
OHRA helps low-income people build better lives through access to social service resources. By helping
people move from crisis to stability, OHRA builds more capable individuals, stronger families, and a
better community. We have three core programs:
January's Change for Good Partner is
local nonprofit Ashland Food Angels
December's Change for Good Partner is
Rogue Action Center
The Rogue Action Center (RAC) builds organizing infrastructure, leaders, and community power for a just, inclusive, and sustainable Southern Oregon for everyone.
November's Change for Good Partner is
October's Change for Good Partner is
AFC Gives Community Fund