MEDFORD, OREGON —Rogue Food Unites (RFU) offers a community-driven meal preparation and delivery program for those in our community who lost their homes in the fire. With over 75% of Oregon's restaurants in danger of closing permanently and 42,000 people displaced, RFU heard the call and stepped up to deliver not only food to those in need but stimulated business to local restaurants.
"We are, at heart, our community's economic stimulus," says Adam Danforth, founder of Rogue Food Unites. "We enable the circulation of revenue by involving local restaurants and keeping the money here. At the same time, supporting our community nutritionally and emotionally through food." “Rogue Food Unites is a critical partner with the Jackson County Feeding Task Force to ensure that no person goes without food during this local emergency. Their business model supports our local survivors, while helping local businesses stay afloat while operating under COVID-19 restrictions,” says Steve Lambert with Jackson County Emergency Operations.
RFU received a state contract for food assistance in Jackson County, as well as Deschutes, Josephine, Klamath, and Douglas Counties. Across all counties, RFU needs local support, volunteers, more restaurants to participate, and additional funding to fully execute their mission.
For more information on how you can get involved with Rogue Food Unites, please visit www.roguefoodunites.org and click on the tab Get Involved.