ACCESS Rogue Powerpack
Nourishing Young Minds in Southern Oregon
The ACCESS Rogue Powerpack Program provides bags of nutritious, child-friendly food to elementary school children who are receiving free breakfast or lunch at school during the week, but may lack adequate food at home over the weekend. Bags are filled every Friday to ensure they do not go hungry while away from school.
The Powerpack Program provides food for just over 560 Jackson County students at 24 schools in Medford, Phoenix-Talent, Eagle Point, Central Point, Ashland, Prospect, and Butte Falls.
“Seeing kids’ faces light up as they leave school on Friday with a bag full of food simply fills your heart up. Their weekend is brighter before they even get on the bus.”
– Michelle Corradetti, Powerpack past co-president
Jackson County Numbers
Research shows that having a healthy, balanced diet improves brain capacity. The danger of not having enough nutrition and the effects of food insufficiency can lead to malnourishment and poor academic performance. In Jackson County:
61% of students
are eligible for free or reduced school meals
17.5% of children
are food insecure
22% of students
rely on school for breakfast
52% of students
rely on school for lunch
*2021 report based on 2019 data by Oregon Hunger Task Force
Volunteer for ACCESS Rogue Powerpack
We have lots of opportunities for getting involved and helping to improve the lives of children. Sign up to pack bags or drop them off at schools. We welcome volunteers for one-time assistance for a few hours, or ongoing support for Powerpack.
EVERY $8 PURCHASES ONE WEEKEND’S WORTH OF FOOD FOR A LOCAL STUDENT, AND $300 SUPPLIES FOOD FOR THEIR WEEKENDS ALL SCHOOL YEAR!
Donate to ACCESS Rogue Powerpack
For students who rely on school meals as one of their main sources of nourishment, weekends can be a challenging time. Help end food insecurity for elementary aged children with your donation. Giving online is easy, secure and convenient.