Raising money to benefit the Ashland Food Angels

Many in the Ashland community are working to raise money for the Ashland Food Angeles, a local grassroots organization that feeds those in need.

From 12 pm to 3 pm on Saturday, community members met at the Bellview Grange as the Ashland Food Angels held a fundraiser along with other organizations. The goal is to raise $5,000 for a new roof, where the food is stored for the less fortunate.

As the Ashland Food Angels pick up food, they then deliver it to Access, food banks, and various other places where those in need can be fed.

“Ashland Food Angels has been picking up food from markets and groceries for almost 25 years and delivering to many many places where hungry people need food,” said event organizer Catie Faryl.

The Ashland Food Angels have been helping feed the hungry in the Rogue Valley for quite some time, so the community was happy to show their support.

The grange held a community gathering where people could enter in a raffle, enjoy a mime and clown show, grab a bite to eat, and support an organization that has helped those in the community.

Director of the Ashland Food Angels, Pamela Joy, said her mission in life is to bring happiness to others.

“Every time that somebody helps someone else in the community, It creates a connection, you can call it an energetic connection of you want but it creates part of the framework, the structure of the community,” Joy said.

Funds raised will also help with transportation costs, and vital necesseties to keep their program ongoing.

The Ashland Food Angels are also calling for a new volunteer base, to help further their operations into the future.

As this event took place, they said they may hold another fundraiser at Bellview Grange on December 21st and 22nd.