Who Gets the Food?

One question that many Food Project donors have is: “Where does the food go? Which food banks should get it?” In Talent, as of February 2017, it goes to the local food bank at the Talent Community Hall located at 206 E. Main Street in Talent.

The importance of this effort is clear when you realize that more people are in need of emergency food supplies than ever before. About 22,000 Jackson County residents received emergency food in 2011! 

As Philip Yates, Nutrition Director of ACCESS, explains: "Some people wonder whether food recipients in our area are just taking advantage of the community’s generosity. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Close to half the families we serve have at least one person working. Many of the rest are out of work and can’t find jobs. The majority of people we serve just don’t earn enough money to cover their basic expenses.”

Next Pickup:

Sat, Jun. 8

Talent Food Project Green Bag Program


Talent Food Pantry
Volunteer Program

Most Needed Donations:

Click here to print a list of most needed items.

Non-Perishable Food

  • Cereal
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Meat, Tuna, Chicken, Sardines etc.
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables (not Green Beans) 
  • Canned Beans (not Kidney or Black)   
  • Dried Beans & Legumes (Split Peas, Lentils, Barley, etc.) 
  • Pinto Beans
  • Pork & Beans
  • Refried Beans
  • Hearty Soups
  • Masa
  • Brown Rice
  • Long Grain White Rice
  • Pasta
  • 1 pound coffee(plain coffee, no flavors)
  • Instant coffee
  • Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, etc.)

Especially for Seniors

  • Dried Fruits
  • Ready made jell-o & pudding
  • Ensure protein drinks
  • Low-sodium Pull-tab Soups
  • Low-sodium Single-
    Serving Meals
  • Low-sodium Crackers
  • Green Tea (regular and decaf)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Hard Candies

Non-Food Items

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Diapers
  • Senior Protection
  • Dog & Cat Food