Firefighters fill food bank

Three local fire departments collect food and cash Dec. 15

Sidney firefighters Len Harman

Sidney firefighters Len Harman

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.