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Emergency responders collect more than 10,000 items for Chilliwack Food Bank

‘Once again, Chilliwack residents displayed amazing generosity’ in annual food drive
The Chilliwack Fire Department was collecting food for the Salvation Army in front of Save-On-Foods in Salish Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

The people of Chilliwack really came through for the Chilliwack Fire Department’s pre-Christmas food drive donating tens of thousands of food items to the Chilliwack Food Bank.

“Once again, Chilliwack residents have displayed amazing generosity during the Emergency Services’ Annual Food Drive,” said Andy Brown, assistant fire chief with Chilliwack Fire Department.

Firefighters and Chilliwack Search and Rescue members managed to collect more than 10,000 food items, and the Chilliwack Firefighters’ Charitable Society donated over $25,000 dollars to the Chilliwack Salvation Army.

Anyone who missed the food drive events but would still like to donate items can drop them off at Fire Hall 1, 45950 Cheam Avenue, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for the remainder of December.

Unlike in past years, this year due to COVID-19 there was no door-to-door collection of food bank donations by emergency responders. Instead the food drive volunteers were stationed outside five grocery stores graciously accepting food items on Saturdays.

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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