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Firefighters fill food bank

Sidney firefighters Len Harman, Jim Tweedhope, Steven Tyler, David Nikula, Kory Coward, Rick Toogood, Robert Tyler and Jeff Tomlin form a bucket brigade to load food for delivery to the Lions Food Bank. - Steven Heywood/News staff
Sidney firefighters Len Harman, Jim Tweedhope, Steven Tyler, David Nikula, Kory Coward, Rick Toogood, Robert Tyler and Jeff Tomlin form a bucket brigade to load food for delivery to the Lions Food Bank.
— image credit: Steven Heywood/News staff

Saanich Peninsula fire departments scoured the region Saturday, Dec. 15 during their annual food drive. While the donations were down a little this year, the volunteers still managed a good haul for the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

In Sidney, the firefighters collected 125 boxes of food and $2,600 in cash.

Central Saanich firefighters loaded four skids of food and collected around $784 in cash.

North Saanich, too, collected enough food to fill four skids. They also brought in $1,625 in cash for the effort.

The fire departments brought a total of 15 skids of food and money to the food bank this week, to help ensure the seasonal hampers meet the local need this Christmas. 


 

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