Local fire & police agencies hosting holiday food drive for Almeda Fire victims

SOUTHERN OREGON, —A group of local police and fire agencies are teaming up for a holiday food drive. Medford Fire, Jackson County Fire Districts 3 and 5, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office are all coming together.

A few local real estate and mortgage companies also joined the effort.

The group is collecting non-perishable food items, along with cash donations to benefit Almeda Fire victims. Its goal is to provide a holiday dinner for around 300 to 400 families affected by the fire.

“There’s a constant need and those folks aren’t 100% yet, they are not all in homes yet, and knowing that, we want to continue to help support those families the best we can,” said Samantha Metheny, Deputy Fire Marshal for Medford Fire Dept.

Accepted Donations Include:

  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Gravy mix packets
  • Sweet potatoes – can
  • Stuffing mix – box or bag
  • Broth – vegetable or chicken can or box
  • Bisquick baking mix
  • Fried onion strings
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Cranberry sauce – can
  • Canned veggies – (corn, peas, green beans)
  • Canned fruit – (pears, peaches, fruit cocktail)
  • Cake mix – box Frosting – can
  • Pie filling
  • Non refrigerated pie crust or pie crust mix

[email protected]

Drop off donations by December 21st at:

Fire District No.5    5811 South Pacific Hwy, Phoenix

Medford Fire Station 3   534 Highland Dr., Medford

John L. Scott    71 Medford Center, Medford

Fire District No.3 Admin Building    8383 Agate Road, White City

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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