ASHLAND, Ore. -- Rogue Food Unites prepared and delivered 1,400 Thanksgiving meals to wildfire victims on Thursday.
The initiative was called "A Meal United."
Volunteers distributed meals at four different sites, including The Grotto in Talent, The Shoppes in Phoenix and Hawthorne Park and Unete in Medford.
They also went door-to-door to hotels and aid sites where fire victims are temporarily being housed.
Organizers say helping people during recovery inspires them to keep expanding their mission.
“We want to try to figure out not only how to meet their immediate needs of hot meals and support while they’re sheltering in hotels and temporary housing, but how do we look at a service that transitions into supporting them long-term with ways that really give them agency, recognize what they need from a cultural aspect in order to cook for their family and their communities and figure out ways for them to better feel supported after this immediate recovery phase," said Adam Danforth, co-collaborator for Rogue Food Unites.
Several local restaurants partnered with the nonprofit organization for Thursday's effort.
Brickroom in Ashland prepared 62 turkey roasts.
"Well, there's been a lot of attempts for people to have goodwill and Rogue Food Unites has really put something together that is making a difference where we are getting food to people in need. So, it's quite wonderful," said owner and operator Elijah Katkin.
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