Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express food, clothing and toy drive is coming to Southwest Bend…


Bend Fire Department’s annual Santa Express food, clothing and toy drive is coming to your neighborhoods soon! After a year off due to the pandemic, we’re back driving through the neighborhoods again. The drive directly supports The Salvation Army and their efforts to provide food and presents to as many local families as possible this holiday season. We’re asking the local neighborhood associations to help spread the word.

On Wednesday December 1st starting at 6pm Bend Fire personnel, The Salvation Army and Santa will be visiting the Pine Ridge, River Canyon and Aspen Rim neighborhoods. (Attached is the map of our route that night) We’ll be driving through the neighborhoods spreading holiday cheer all while collecting donations for The Salvation Army. Anything else and all stays local to support those in need this holiday season.

Also included in the release are locations that anyone can drop off donations if we miss you in the neighborhood. There are collection bins at all our stations, the main Starbucks locations and Oregon Spirit Distillery. Thanks in advance and hope to see everyone out spreading holiday cheer this year!

Dan Derlacki
Deputy Fire Marshal
Bend Fire Department