Soup Supper & Meat N More Raffle

The Jefferson Monroe Fire Department annual soup supper will be held drive thru style this year! You will still need to come to the station (2559 120th St. NW, Swisher, IA 52338) to pick up your soups. There is only one size (16oz) container available this year to help streamline the drive thru process. We appreciate your patience and understanding if there is a longer than anticipated wait.

October 23rd 2021 5pm to 8pm

Menu: $8 for a 16oz container, hot and ready to eat!

  • Chili: mild or hot options
  • White Chicken Chili
  • Broccoli & Cheddar
  • Cheesy Potato
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Cheeseburger
  • Ham & Beans
  • Garden Vegetable

Pre-order available for your convenience and ours

Please consider preordering your soups to help ensure that your order is correct and will allow us to plan ahead and ensure that we make enough soup. You can access the pre-order form by clicking on the button below. Please send your payment for soups via Venmo (@swisher-fire) PayPal (jmfd@southslope.net) or by cash or check. This year we have added another vegetarian option donated by Kava House!

Drive Thru Instructions

We ask that you enter the station from our access on Marak Road. There will be department members directing traffic and helping ensure that we get your orders correct, and getting you in and out in a timely fashion. We have provided a map below to help you identify where our entrance and exit will be located this year.

Entrance on Marak rd.

Station A – Recieve order ticket if you have not pre-ordered soup. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets let the attendant know so you can begin filling out the stubs. If you are only purchasing raffle tickets, please move to the south lane so you can exit easily.

Station B – Second chance to purchase raffle tickets.

Station C – PAY STATION! please have all money, soup order forms and ticket stubs ready for JMFD personnel to collect. PLEASE NOTE* per Iowa gaming code, raffle tickets may only be purchased with cash or check. If planning to purchase soups with PayPal or Venmo, you can not include payment for raffle tickets.

Station D – Soup pick up. please stay in your vehicle, a member of JMFD will bring you your soups

Meat & More Raffle

Each year we send an annual letter to all residents in our fire district. This letter gives residents an update of our department, service call volume, and how we have spent donations from the past year. This is our largest fundraiser each year, helping us to purchase and upgrade equipment for each firefighter, engine and response vehicle, and upgrades to our building. 2020 was a difficult year for all of us, however the citizens were able to dig deep and helped us raise $31,000. This year, 2021, our goal is $35,000.

In past years we have been able to include raffle tickets for residents to fill out and remit with their donation. This year, due to changes in the Iowa Gaming and Licensing laws, we are unable to send tickets in the mail or ask that local residents send their stubs and donations back to us through the mail.

We are instead asking all those interested in raffle tickets to purchase those from us at the Jefferson-Monroe Fire Station in Swisher on October 7, 2021 6-8pm, October 22, 5-7pm or on the evening of the Soup Supper October 23, 2021 5-8pm. There are many local businesses that have raffle tickets available for us as well. Please see the list of participating businesses below. There will be more oppertunities, so please keep an eye on social media for days and times. All sales must be made in person, by cash or check.

  • Kava House
  • Five Star Shop Service
  • DanceMor
  • Vault Boutique
  • Black Squirrel
  • Plum Creek Boutique
  • Little Angels Daycare
  • Swisher City Hall
  • Cedar Ridge Winery
  • RTL
  • Warehouse Auto
  • Secret Cellar
  • Chalupsky Landscaping
  • Shuey’s Bar & Grill

Our Great Prizes

Thank you for continuing to support JMFD in our annual fundraiser, so we can continue to support YOU!