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Grange Co-op and partners help feed the hungry

Grange Co-op and Wong Potatoes Inc. of Klamath Falls are donating a truckload of potatoes to food banks in Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Coos and Yuba/Sutter counties on Dec. 20. Central Point’s Rogue Creamery is joining the effort with a donation of 300 pounds of cheese.

In addition, Grange Co-op is matching the more than 3,394 food items its employees collected during their annual food drive this holiday season.

Potatoes and cheese will be delivered on Dec. 20 to the following locations:

  • Medford: ACCESS Food Pantry Network, St. Vincent de Paul, and Medford Gospel Rescue Mission
  • Ashland: Ashland Emergency Food Bank
  • Klamath County: Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank and the Klamath Falls Gospel Rescue Mission
  • Josephine County: Josephine County Food Bank and the Grants Pass Gospel Rescue Mission
  • Coos Bay: Salvation Army
  • Yuba City: Yuba-Sutter Food Bank.

Wong Potatoes’ origin dates back to the 1920s as a Klamath Basin farm. It farms about 4,000 acres between Oregon and Northern California. Rogue Creamery, founded in 1933, creates handmade blue and cheddar cheeses that are UDSA certified organic and distributed worldwide.

Grange Co-op was founded in 1934 when 99 farmers contributed $10 each to buy property, a truck and gasoline. The company offers agricultural supplies, farm products, pet supplies, lawn and garden supplies, apparel and footwear, and petroleum products.