Firefighters Donating Extra Food to Local Pantries

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Sat, August 31 2013 at 6:33 PM, Updated: Sat, August 31 2013 at 7:02 PM

When the wildfires in Southern Oregon broke out last month, thousands of people came forward and helped donate what they could to those working the lines.

And now, firefighters from the Douglas Complex fire are giving back to those in need.

NBC-5's Roma Villavicencio went to the food bank where 3 trucks full of food were donated by the firefighters.


That's right Kyle, today was the second day of food distribution from those firefighters at Reaching our Community Food Pantry

Firefighters from the Douglas Complex received so many donations that Ruth Johnsen with ROC says they had an extra 20,000 pounds of food to donate to the food bank.

"To get frozen potatoes, eggs, things that we usually don't get its really exciting."

Johnsen says that the thousands of pounds of food are enough to feed 4,000 people in a month. She says they will be getting more food from the fires near Galice.

The food bank distributes food donations on Thursday and Saturday.

In the studio, Roma Villavicencio, NBC-5 News

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Roma Villavicencio

NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.

She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.

Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.

She loves food, music and the San Francisco Giants. She lives by the slogan “viva la vida!”

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