Reaching Our Community (ROC)
ROC is a rapidly growing food distribution center in Grants Pass, Oregon serving low and no income families as well as working families who, for whatever reason, are trying to make ends meet. We provide delivery service to our homebound seniors and disabled clients, a first in Josephine County, as well as supplemental Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to help families during the holidays.
ROC has established itself as a community resource that treats all clients with human dignity and respect. All services are offered to anyone without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap. Through the generous giving and ongoing donations from our community, we also maintain a fully stocked Clothes Department offering weather appropriate clothing and household items at no charge to our clients.
At the ROC, we have big plans. Our goals include a pilot run of integrating foods that comply with special health needs into the ROC menus; handing out recipes that go with the menu, vegetables and fruits of the week; providing a training site for youth, women and men to regain skills and experience that help them compete in the marketplace for jobs and income producing opportunities; exploring possible business venues to help the ROC become more self sustaining; and continue reaching out to non-English speaking residents in our community that may not be aware of the ROC services and resources.
Over 70 volunteers and staff help make the ROC what it is. Each individual is committed to serving those in need in our community. It is not only the hands and feet that serve our clients each week, it is the generosity of our wider community who donate the funds and resources the ROC needs to help our neighbors.