After two straight years topping 18,000 food items collected, this year’s Emergency Services Food Drive amassed approximately 21,000 items.
The Chilliwack Fire Department, along with Chilliwack Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Social Services (ESS) issued a thank-you to the citizens of Chilliwack for making the 2019 food drive a success.
Clearway Rentals also helped by donating the use of a truck to help with the collection of the food donations.
The approximately 21,000 food items were collected by firefighters, SAR, and St. John Ambulance volunteers, along with Mayor Ken Popove and his wife, during a two-hour period on Monday night.
ESS, 1st Fairfield Scouts, and Chilliwack Midget A1 Jr. Bruins hockey team donated their time to help with packing the food items back at the firehall. These food items will have a significant, short-term impact on the local Chilliwack Community Food Bank reserves.
Donations continue to be accepted during the month of December at Fire Hall 1, located at 45950 Cheam Ave. (corner of Young Road and Cheam Avenue), from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, or donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army on Yale Road.