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Ashland Food Co-op donates to 36 nonprofits

The Ashland Food Co-op will donate $25,985 to 36 area nonprofit organizations this week through its Community Grant Program, according to news release from the co-op.

Each year, the co-op board of directors sets aside a small percentage of sales from the previous year to fund the grant program. Grant proposals must align with the co-op's vision of enhancing health and community, providing food and nutrition education, and environmental sustainability.

The maximum grant size is $1,500. The grants will be awarded at a dinner Wednesday, May 24, at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites.

Grants recipients are: ACCESS, Armadillo Technical Institute, Asante Ashland Community Hospital, Ashland/Talent Home Visit Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, Ashland High School Inspire Class,  Ashland Supportive House and Community Outreach, Bellview Grange, Boys and Girls Club of the Rogue Valley, Children’s Advocacy Center, Ashland Food Angels, Crater Transition Program, Illinois Valley Community Development Organization, John Muir Parent Teacher Collective, Maslow Project, Medford School District, Multicultural Association of Southern Oregon/KSKQ Community Radio, Neighborhood Food Project, Outdoor Discovery Program, Peace House, Red Earth Descendants, Rice Park Compost, Rogue River School District No. 35, Rogue Valley Farm to School, Sanctuary One, Southern Oregon Environmental Education Leaders, Southern Oregon ESD Migrant Education Program, Southern Oregon Master Recycles in Action, Southern Oregon University Fall in the Field Program, SOU Schneider Children’s Center,  Talent Elementary PTA, Conscious Living Foundation,  The Farm at SOU,  First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, Rose Circle Mentoring Network, SOU Ecology and Sustainability Resource Center, and White Oak Farm Education Center.