New Food Pantry Welcomes Public Tuesdays 9-11 am.
Cave Junction Seventh Day Adventist Church Reopens its Community Services Center
Cave Junction— The Cave Junction Seventh Day Adventist Church on Tuesday October 6th will resume food distribution at its Community Services Center after many years of hiatus. The food pantry will serve the public from 9 am until 11 am every Tuesday at 265 South Old Stage Road in Cave Junction.
Under Oregon Food Bank guidelines, any person may receive emergency food, regardless of any factor. However, income eligibility guidelines are generally $47,638 annually for a family of four. The median household income for Josephine County is $40,705. For Cave Junction it is $25,781. 16% of households in Josephine County experience serious food insecurity. If you need food, you are not alone, and you are warmly welcome. There is no proof of income or residency needed to receive food assistance. All people seeking food will be served.
“So many people have stepped forward in answer to our prayers for help in getting this food pantry back for the community.” Stated church member Patti Delk, lead organizer of the food pantry effort. “God’s love is very great, and it is our honor to share with our neighbors in His name.”
The Cave Junction Seventh Day Adventist Church offers assistance to everyone, with no church attendance required. Due to Covid 19 precautions, all food will be pre-boxed. After this crisis, the food pantry staff hopes to return to a “shopping model,” where clients may select the foods they prefer. In the future the CJSDA Community Services Center will also offer clothing, housewares, and hygiene items.
People wishing to make contributions to this effort, as volunteers or in donations to feed local people, are encouraged to contact Patti Delk at [email protected] or to send a check to the Cave Junction Seventh Day Adventist Church marked “food pantry” to PO Box 330, Cave Junction Oregon, 97523.