Fire fighters

Agassiz fire fighters get extra helping hands

All hands on deck for successful annual Agassiz food drive

The Agassiz Fire Department had a huge team of supporters last Thursday night for their annual food drive.

Chief Wayne Dyer said the department was joined by the Kent Harrison Search and Rescue crew, BC Ambulance and th   e Agassiz Scouts. In total, they had 42 volunteers on hand for the night, collecting food items and cash from households around Agassiz and also sorting and packing the food.

They also had more vehicles on hand to go door to door throughout the night.

He also reported that they were able to gather about 2,000 more food items and toys than they did last year, totaling 6,203 items. They also collected $504 in cash.

They used the Emergency Social Services trailer to haul the food to the Agassiz Harrison Community Services’ food bank in Agassiz.

“A big thanks to all of the people who donated to our sixth annual food drive,” Dyer said.

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