The donations would go to the Medford’s new urban campground, which is set to open on Monday.
Rogue Retreat will be overseeing the temporary campground that will be home to about 100 people.
With current health restrictions limiting resources for the homeless, Rogue Retreat says they’re in desperate need of food donations.
“When you have food in your belly and you’re cleaned from a shower and a safe place to be without your stuff getting stolen, that matters a lot. That really puts a person’s mind at ease and it makes them want to go to the next level and maybe get a job and see about getting the services they need,” said Shannon Holland, the Kelly Shelter.
Holland says the food does have to be prepared since they don’t have a way to cook at the camp.
Contact Rogue Retreat for information on how to donate.
Amanda Rose is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. Amanda graduated from Columbia University earning a Master’s degree in Journalism. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a specialization in literature from the University of British Columbia.
She’s a Los Angeles native, but is thrilled to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is passionate about reporting on the criminal justice system.