Newberg FISH is a member of the Oregon Food Network, a cooperative network of agencies focused on providing emergency food.
FISH is an acronym, which stands for Friends In Service to Humanity.
Newberg FISH focuses its efforts on providing emergency food services, as well as cooperating with other local agencies to help people meet other critical needs such as housing, medical and dental care, and job placement.
Newberg FISH staff members are 100% volunteer, as they have been since our founding in 1970.
Last year, Newberg FISH assisted 16,388 people (average 1,366 each month) and 4,648 households (average 387 each month).
2015 marks our 45th anniversary. Forty-five years after our founding, our focus is still neighbors lending a hand to local neighbors and families in need.
We are looking for volunteers who are computer savvy, or have other office or managerial skills. Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you relish getting out in the community to pick up food or donated recyclables? How about gleaning? These opportunities are available now. Although most of our volunteers work a set schedule (about 5 hours a week), other positions are not time-specific and may fit around your current commitments.
Go online at www.newbergfish.org for more information about your local food pantry. You can send a message to us through the site, or contact Judith Labadie, Public Relations Team Leader, at (503) 538-4444. Please leave a message if we are not in the office.
We are now open on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
We are also now serving the Dundee area.