UCAN has two food banks, one serving Douglas County and the other Josephine County. The food banks do not provide food directly to residents. They instead collect, store and distribute food for each county's network of kitchens and pantries. Residents can eat meals at local kitchens, and obtain food boxes at local pantries. Our food banks not only work to stop hunger, they also work to improve the nutritional quality of food low-income residents consume.
Our Douglas County Food Bank features a modern warehouse and distribution center. The center features solar energy panels on the roof, which provide much of the food bank's energy. Staff work to increase the amount of fresh food made available to our residents by working with farmers, grocery stores and local partners to obtain vegetables and fruit, meat and dairy products. Our Douglas County Food Bank provides food to many food pantries found countywide, including in Roseburg, Sutherlin, Yoncalla, Drain, Reedsport, Glide, Dillard, Myrtle Creek, Riddle, Canyonville and Glendale. We serve six community kitchens with locations in Roseburg, Sutherlin, Drain and Reedsport.
Our Josephine County Food Bank has a new location in a state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution center. The new center features 10,000 square feet of floor space, a 3,000 square foot mezzanine, a repack room, and office/volunteer space. To supplement fresh food offered to local pantries and kitchens, our Josephine County Food Bank operates Raptor Creek Farm. The Farm produces around 50,000 pounds of fresh produce annually. Our Josephine County Food Bank also works with local residents and partners to obtain additional donations of fresh food, and provides gardening and nutrition education to low-income residents. We serve ten pantries located in Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Wolf Creek and Williams. We also serve five kitchens in Grants Pass.