Published: December 04. 2012 4:00AM PST
Marta Glaze and her husband, Jeff Glaze, wait in front of their house Monday evening to donate a bag of food and toys to the Santa Express as part of the holiday drive by the Bend Fire Department and the Salvation Army.
The Santa Express will collect nonperishable food, clothing and toys for needy families in Bend and Central Oregon through Thursday evening. Tonight the Santa Express will be driving through the Larkspur, Foxborough and Sun Meadow neighborhoods off Brosterhous Road. Maps for the routes through the neighborhoods the Santa Express will be visiting through Thursday can be viewed at www.bendoregon.gov.
Donated items can also be dropped off at several locations in Bend, including Bend Fire Department fire stations, Bend Memorial Clinic sites and the Salvation Army.
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin