The Williams Lake Fire Department and Salvation Army held their fifth annual Christmas in July Food Drive last week.
“Last Tuesday we had three crews in pick-up trucks heading door to door all over town collecting food for the Salvation Army,” said Rob Warnock, WLFD Deputy Chief.
The community once again came through with flying colours as dozens of boxes of food were collected which will go towards filling the shelves at the Salvation Army.
“Our shelves were at an all time low so it was the perfect time for the event. We are very pleased with the amount of food collected and will use this to restock our shelves,” said Sabrina Silvey, Salvation Army family servicers coordinator.
A number of businesses chipped in as well as Barton Insurance hosted their own food drive and filled up half a truck load and Save On Foods donated 12 boxes of tomato soup.
Of the five food drives held so far, Warnock claims this was likely the biggest or one of the biggest.
Many people in the community who the Fire Department were not able to reach their residences on Tuesday night also took it upon themselves to drop off boxes of food at the Salvation Army.
“The houses that we missed we asked if they would please drop off their items at the Salvation Army and we ended up filling more than 20 additional boxes,” added Silvey.