Rockford Scanner™: HRFD Holiday Reindeer Food Drive



Our Holiday Reindeer Food Drive (HRFD) donations from individuals as well as our new group effort continue to come in. We’ll continue to collect until Dec. 13th. Individuals and groups may drop off at any of our fire stations. Fire Station #1 10544 Main St. in Roscoe. #2 825 Ralston Rd. and #3 – 13974 Willowbrook Rd.

For participation in our group effort, please contact HRFD Deputy Chief John Bergeron for participation or any other food drive questions at 815/623-7867, Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm. Email him direct at

Group Donations so far:
Anonymous Donation- $50.00
Rockton/Roscoe Rotary Club- Pop Tarts and Oatmeal
Anonymous Donation- $20.00
Church of the Holy Spirit- Breakfast Bars
Anonymous Donation- $25.00
Roscoe Police Department- Cereal
Linxus Credit Union- Pasta and Sauce
Rascals Bar and Grill- Cranberry Sauce
Legends Bar and Grill- Stuffing Mix
Christ Our Savior Church- Velveeta Cheese
Crazy Times Bar and Grill-Hams
Scott Johnson- Milk
US Cellular-Machesney Park- Peanut Butter and Jelly
North Park Water- Mac and Cheese, Rice, Fruit Snacks
Tender Times Child Care- Fruit Cups/Applesauce
Argyle Preschool- Juice Boxes
Helping Hands Rehab- Pancake Mix/Syrup
Mercy Health Pediatric Unit- Cereal, Fruit Snacks, Popcorn.
Willowcreek Church – Boxed Potatoes
Fleet Safety-$100.00 Donation

Other ideas: Cereal,Noodles/Pasta ,Rice, Velveeta Cheese, Crackers, Boxes, Stuffing, Boxed Soup, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Jello/Pudding, Nuts/Raisins, Food Bars, Biscuit/Bread Mixes ,Chips Mayo/Ketchup/Dressing,Single Serve Fruit/Applesauce or other Boxed or Bagged Food Product.

Original Post . . .

Dear Community, Businesses, Churches & Groups,

The holidays are once again upon us and the Harlem Roscoe Fire Department is looking for your help with our food drive. For decades, we have provided families and our local seniors who are in challenging times, a complete holiday feast with plenty of extras to fill their pantry.

Yearly, we have surprised over thirty households (with an average of 50+ children) during this time with a holiday feast, wrapped toys, clothing and many other items of need for each home. Better than a sleigh, delivery to each home will be made by one of our red trucks and handed out by your HRFD Firefighters Saturday, December 21, 2019.

This year, we will be collecting boxed and bagged food items in a unique way. Each business or group that would like to participate, picks an item from our list above, then collects only that item to donate to our food drive. For example, your group may pick Mac & Cheese. Employees and friends with your group donate only mac & cheese!

How big can YOUR donation stack be piled up? (Send us a photo and we will be certain to get it on our fb page too!!)

As to not to collect ALL Mac & Cheese Though or any other single item, please let our coordinator know what your team has in mind for this year’s mini food drive. Our target date for food to be brought to one of our three fire stations is Friday, December 13th.

Pick-up can be arranged by calling 815-623-7867

Info and photo: HRFD

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