Firefighters and emergency services workers pack up boxes of donations for the Salvation Army’s food bank at a previous year’s event. (File photo)

Time again for Chilliwack’s annual Emergency Services food drive

Last year, more than 18,000 food items and $3,980 in cash was collected for the Salvation Army

If a firefighter comes knocking on your door, don’t be alarmed. On Monday, Dec. 3, from 6:00 til 8:00 p.m., the Chilliwack Fire Department will be holding their Annual Food Drive.

As per tradition, department members will be going door to door in the community to collect donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank, and although many members will be involved in this drive, it will be impossible to reach every home in Chilliwack.

So anyone wanting to make a donation to the Food Bank can drop items off at Hall #1, 45950 Cheam Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from December 3 to the 14.

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Last year, members of Emergency Social Services, Chilliwack Search and Rescue, and the Chilliwack Fire Department collected over 18,000 food items and $3,980 in cash donations for the Salvation Arm, and they hope to break records with this year’s contributions from the community.

However, the department thanks the community in advance for their continued generous support in helping those who are less fortunate in our community and we look forward to another successful food drive.

For more information, please contact Andrew Brown, assistant chief, training and operations, for the Chilliwack Fire Department at 604-793-2733/604-703-4056, or email him at Brown@Chilliwack.com.


 

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