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.