A decked-out ambulance was part of Agassiz Fire Department’s fleet during the annual food drive. The food drive brought in 6,000 pounds of food and more than $3,000 in cash donations for the local food bank.(Photo/George Saunders)

A decked-out ambulance was part of Agassiz Fire Department’s fleet during the annual food drive. The food drive brought in 6,000 pounds of food and more than $3,000 in cash donations for the local food bank.(Photo/George Saunders)

Agassiz Fire Department food drive brings in 3 tons of food

More than $3,000 in cash donated to local food bank

More than 6,000 pounds of food and $3,000 were gathered during the Agassiz Fire Department’s annual food drive.

Fire Chief Gerald Basten told The Observer the 6,378 pounds of food – just over three tons – and $3113.45 in donations from the community virtually matches last year’s contributions to the local food bank.

Much as they have for the past two years, firefighters from the AFD went door-to-door, gathering non-perishable foods, cash donations and other essential items left outside each door. In 2020, the event netted 5,600 pounds of food and just over $3,200 in cash. Last year, the community donated 6,635 pounds of food and $4,315 in cash donations.

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The AFD food drive has been a tradition in the community for several years.


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