First responders help stock food bank shelves

Donations still being accepted at Chilliwack Fire Hall No. 1

Chilliwack emergency responders are calling their recent food drive a success.

But there’s still time to make it even better.

The Chilliwack Fire Department, along with Chilliwack Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Social Services (ESS) collected roughly 18,000 food items and $3,980 during a two-hour period on Monday night.

“These food items will have a significant, short term impact on the local Chilliwack Community Food Bank reserves,” organizers said. They thanked the citizens of Chilliwack for making the 2017 Emergency Services Food Drive a success.

They’re also reminding residents that if they missed the opportunity to help out on Monday, donations are still being accepted. For the entire month of December, residents can drop off non-perishable food at the No. 1 Fire Hall located at 45950 Cheam Avenue (corner of Young Road and Cheam Avenue), from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Or, they can take their donation straight to the Salvation Army on Yale Road.

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