The fall equinox is a month away and that means kids are heading back to school. That also means our backpack food distribution program is gearing up. Lots has been going on over the summer and it’s time for an update to our Rotary partners. 

The backpack program is now its own 501(c)(3) corporation called Rogue Powerpack Charitable Foundation. There is a 10-member board of directors representing 3 Rotary clubs, Sodexo, Junior League of JC, and Phoenix-Talent school district. The Board has held its first meeting and are presiding over the transfer of the program from Junior League to the new governing body. 

Our start date for this school year will be October 5th. The schools have been notified of the date and will be identifying students over the month of September. This will include getting permission slips from families. Your volunteer coordinator will be contacted with the school schedule soon. 

If you are new to volunteering or need to re-do your background checks this would be a great time to take care of it! Please see your club’s RPP contact person for details. 


1. Website development 

2. Social Media account support 

3. TV contacts for fall launch 

4. Donations 

5. Grant writing 

Please contact LeAnn Mobley for details 

Rotary Club Volunteer Contact 

Rotary Club of Bear Creek Valley-LeAnn Mobley 

Rotary Club of Ashland-Lithia Springs-Cindy Barnard 

Rotary Club of Medford- Denise Stanford 

Rotary Club of Rogue Valley After 5-Jennie McLaughlin 

Rotary Club of Jacksonville-Lyn Boening