January 21, 2021 3:30 a.m.
Later this week, the owners of Sherm’s Thunderbird Market will donate a semi-truck load of food to Feeding Umpqua.
On Thursday Steve Olsrud will accompany one of their semi-trucks as the company continues its annual tradition of donating a trailer load of food, weighing up to 30,000 pounds. Feeding Umpqua is the regional food bank for Douglas County, operated by the United Community Action Network.
Feeding Umpqua Director Sarah McGregor said the tradition began in 2006. Since then over 400,000 pounds of food has been donated. McGregor said “Sherm’s has been such an incredible partner in the fight against hunger”. McGregor said the store has reached out to Feeding Umpqua time and time again during the last year to make sure they had the food they needed to address the pandemic and local wildfires.
McGregor said the donation will support the organization’s work providing food to 16 emergency food pantries throughout the county.