Ashland Emergency Food Bank donates $23,800 for fire relief
The Ashland Emergency Food Bank has donated $23,800 to help area residents directly impacted by the Almeda fire, according to a news release.
The money, donated to local advocacy groups Rogue Climate, Rogue Action Center, and SO Health-E, is intended to provide food and support the Phoenix-Talent Fire Relief Center, located at The Shoppes at Exit 24.
The site is still serving 600 people a week with the help of 25 volunteers, the release said. The relief center is open noon to 6 p.m.Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, according to center official Maya Jarrad.
Officials said the relief center “plays a crucial role in getting much-needed supplies directly to fire-affected community members.”