Chilliwack Annual Fire Department Food Drive – 18 Thousand Food Items Collected

Chilliwack – DECEMBER 4 UPDATE – Approximately 18,000 food items were collected by Chilliwack firefighters, SAR, and ESS volunteers 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.

Donations will continue to be accepted for the month of December at Fire Hall #1, 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 drop your donation off at the Salvation Army on Yale Road

DECEMBER 2 ORIGINAL STORY – The Chilliwack Fire Department will be going door to door in the community collecting non-perishable food items and/or cash donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank on Monday, December 3 from 6-8PM.

If You Won’t Be Home but Want to Participate

You are welcome to call Fire Department Reception during business hours at 604.792.8713 ahead of time and let us know you’re leaving food in a covered area on your doorstep but you won’t be at home. Alternatively, donations can be dropped off at Fire Hall #1, 45950 Cheam Avenue, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, December 3-14.

Participating in an Apartment Complex

If you live in an apartment complex, you can still participate! Call Fire Department Reception at 604.792.8713 ahead of time with your building address and collaborate with your neighbours to have donations in the lobby on December 3.

If Your Neighbourhood is Missed

While many members will be involved in this Food Drive, it will be impossible to reach every home in the community. If your neighbourhood is missed, donations can be dropped off at Fire Hall #1, 45950 Cheam Avenue, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, December 3-14.

Last year, Emergency Social Services, Chilliwack Search and Rescue and the Chilliwack Fire Department collaborated to collect approximately 18,000 food items and $3,980 for the Salvation Army. The Fire Department would like to thank the community in advance for their continued, generous support helping those who are less fortunate in our community.

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