Thanksgiving meals to be served in Ashland, Phoenix – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

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Thanksgiving meals to be served in Ashland, Phoenix – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News
Thanksgiving meals to be served in Ashland, Phoenix – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Festive Roast Turkey and Sauce for Thanksgiving or Christmas Anyone in need of a Thanksgiving meal this week can find a ready-to-cook, self-cook option in the community, or have it delivered to a prearranged location. Uncle Food’s diner serves approximately 100 free Thanksgiving meals on Tuesdays. Ashland Emergency Food Bank donated nine turkeys for meals, said Elizabeth Hallett, director of the Peace House. “Many volunteers will help assemble the lunch bags for delivery to five common locations that we deliver to the people on the streets of Ashland,” Hallett said. Locations include the Oregon Department of Transportation weigh station on Highway 99 North and Valley View Road, Ashland Creek Park behind the skate park, the Lithia Park Gazebo by the band, The Grove on 1195 E. Main St., and the left side of Mistletoe Road and Tolman Creek Road. Uncle Food’s has served more than 50,000 meals since the pandemic moved its food service outside and “ramped up” the program from one to four days a week, Hallett said. On Thursday, Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice is serving a free Thanksgiving meal at the Ashland Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1650 Clark Avenue from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with volunteer drivers delivering meals to individual addresses. Ashland Councilor Tonya Graham prepared turkey and potatoes for community dinner last year and this year again she pledged to help ensure that community members who are struggling have what they get on this food-centric holiday for a satisfying meal with the people you love, she said. “This is a time to come together as a family and as a community,” said Graham. “The whole point is that our community members feel cared for and know that we are all community together.” “I encourage people to contribute wherever they can,” said Graham. Individuals who wish to volunteer to help set up, serve, deliver, and clean up, and those in need of a meal delivered can call Jason Houk at 541-841-8341. COVID-19 security protocols will be followed throughout the event. Ashland Emergency Food Bank is offering Thanksgiving lunch bags for Ashland and Talent residents who can cook at home that can be picked up Tuesday and Wednesday between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm, according to AEFB Executive Director Isaak Oliansky. Meals include turkey or ham and other holiday favorites like canned filling, canned pumpkin puree, and canned sweet potatoes. On Thursday at 11:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Second St., The Phoenix Community Kitchen serves soup, bread and butter and a pumpkin crunch dessert based on the motto “first come, first served” first ”., in Phoenix. Rogue Food Unites lunch and dinner are served at the same time each day on the premises. Reach reporter Allayana Darrow at adarrow@rosebudmedia.com or 541-776-4497.

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