Reduce Food Waste

In Your Own Home (click to expand)
General (click to expand)
Feeding People Locally (click to expand)
  • Access – 3630 Aviation Way Medford, OR (map) 541-779-6691. Provides emergency food boxes to hungry families and individuals in Jackson county through a network of over 24 food pantries
  • Ashland Emergency Food Bank – (541) 488-9544, 560 Clover Lane, Ashland (map). Receives non-perishable food and garden surplus
  • LOCAL FOOD PROJECTS – Food donations are picked up at your home every two months and donated to the food bank
  • Ashland Food Angels collect usable food daily from markets, bakers, etc., donating over 250,000 pounds of food annually, primarily to the Food Bank and community free meal programs. To donate food, help financially, or become a volunteer, contact Pamala Joy at 541-482-5330 or email ashlandf*********@**ail.com
  • Uncle Food’s Diner Since its beginning in 1993, Uncle Food’s Diner has become the major feeding program for Ashland’s very poor and homeless residents. Each Tuesday, 4pm at the Ashland First Methodist Church (map), it provides a hot, nutritious meal to an average of 120 guests. Contact the Peace House office at 541 482-9625 or email in**@**acehouse.net
  • Neighborhood Harvest is a grassroots organization based in Ashland Oregon, dedicated to harvesting fruit, nuts, and produce that would otherwise go to waste from yards, gardens and farms in the Rogue Valley
For Composting, see the Compost section on What Can I Do?
Local Energy Generation and Landfill (click to expand)

Food Professional? There are ways to both be more green AND improve profits.

Here is cool news from elsewhere:

  • In partnership with Oregon’s DEQ, we work with local businesses and organizations that deal with food. There is more information here and we can bring the complimentary workshop for foodservice professionals to you! For more information, or to request a workshop, email us.
  • In partnership with Oregon’s DEQ, we work with local businesses and organizations that deal with food. There is more information here and we are co-sponsoring a complimentary workshops for foodservice professionals, Thursday, March 14, 1 – 4pm, Jackson County Health and Human Services, 140 South Holly St, Medford, OR 97501 [map]. Register here.