Food drive nets 17,000 items

Approximately 17,000 food items were collected by firefighters, SAR and ESS volunteers Monday night during their annual food drive.

The Chilliwack Fire Department collected 17

The Chilliwack Fire Department collected 17

The Chilliwack Fire Department along with Chilliwack Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Social Services (ESS) are thanking the citizens of Chilliwack for making the 2013 Chilliwack Fire Department Food Drive a success.

Approximately 17,000 food items were collected by firefighters, SAR and ESS volunteers during a two-hour period Monday night. These food items will have a significant, short term impact on the local Salvation Army Food Bank reserves.

Donations will continue to be accepted for the month of December at Fire Hall No. 1, 45950 Cheam Avenue (corner of Young Road and Cheam Avenue) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.