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Bend Fire Department and Bend Firefighter's Association community food, clothing, and toy drive for those in need.

Santa Express to Collect Food, Clothing, and Toys for Needy Families

 Santa Express
2019 SANTA EXPRESS COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU!

Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express food and clothing drive is heading into Bend Neighborhoods. The Bend Firefighter’s Association and Bend Fire and Rescue are working with The Salvation Army to collect non-perishable food items, clothing, and toys for needy families in Bend and Central Oregon. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to listen for the fire engine and Santa, and bring donations to the street for collection. There will be many volunteers walking along with Santa the fire engines to collect the donated items. Please advise children to use caution around the moving fire engines.

The Santa Express 2019 schedule is as follows: 

Monday December 2: West Bend - throughout the Northwest Crossing Neighborhood. Click here for the full map.

Tuesday December 3: East Bend - Eagles Landing, Oakview, Oaktree, Sun Pointe, Owl's Landing, Obsidian Ridge and Eagles Crossing Neighborhoods. Click here for the full map.

Wednesday December 4: South Bend - Foxborough, Larkspur and Sun Meadow Neighborhoods. Click here for the full map. 

Thursday December 5: Southwest Bend - Quail Pines, Pine Ridge, River Canyon, Forest Meadow and Aspen Rim Neighborhoods. Click here for the full map.

We start nightly in each neighborhood around 6pm and walk slowly down the streets. Listen for all the sirens and look for Santa as we come down the street. We have volunteers that will come all the way to your door to collect any donations you can provide.

BOXES WILL GO OUT BEFORE THANKSGIVING, no set date yet. If we don’t come through your neighborhood you can always drop off non-perishable foods, new toys or clothing at any one of our business partner locations. Boxes will be collected on Friday 12/13/19 for distribution:

  • Any Bend Fire Department fire stations (maps)
    • SW Simpson Ave
    • Jamison Ave
    • Hamby Rd
    • Country Club Dr
    • Tumalo 
  • Salvation Army Headquaters - 515 NE Dekalb Ave
  • Central Oregon Starbucks Locations
    • Bend - Century Dr, Colorado Ave, Wall St, Fred Meyer Rd, 27th St, Cascade Village Mall
    • Redmond - SW Rimrock Way, SW Canal Blvd
    • Prineville - NE 3rd St

Here's a list of much needed items this year:

Gifts: 

  • Sports balls (Baseballs, football, etc)
  • Board games for all ages
  • Teen aged gifts (make up, bath sets, headphones, etc)

Food:

  • Soups
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned meats
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned meals (chili, pasta, etc)
  • Holiday foods 

Clothing:

  • Warm coats
  • Blankets

Thanks ahead of time from Bend Firefighters Association, Bend Fire and Rescue, and The Salvation Army for helping needy families this holiday season.

If you need help from this holiday season with food or presents, please call The Salvation Army at 541-389-8888.

For more information please contact the Bend Fire Department at 541-322-6309