Chilliwack – The Chilliwack Fire Department held their Annual Food Drive on Monday, December 2nd. Once again, department members went door to door in the community, collecting donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
Last year, members of Emergency Social Services, Chilliwack Search and Rescue, and the Chilliwack Fire Department collected over 18,000 food items for the Salvation Army.
This tear, approximately 21,000 food items were collected by firefighters, SAR, and St. John Ambulance volunteers, along with Mayor 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. These food items will have a significant, short term impact on the local Chilliwack Community Food Bank reserves.
Donations will continue to be accepted during 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.