Pitt Meadows firefighters doing food and toy drive

Helping families in need at Christmas

Pitt Meadows firefighters doing food and toy drive

Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue members will be out on Saturday, Dec. 9 collecting donations of food, toys and cash to help needy families in the community this Christmas.

“The collaborative efforts of the Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Service and the Pitt Meadows community will provide holiday cheer to thousands of families who struggle during the Christmas season,” said assistant chief Brad Perrie.

“We are proud to continue this tradition every year. Every little bit helps.”

Donations will be collected at the Fire Rescue booths located outside of the Superstore, Tim Hortons and the BC Liquor Store at Meadowtown Centre and outside of Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart and Save-on-Foods at Meadowvale Centre from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Donations of non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys and/or cash donations will be gratefully accepted. Cash donations will be split equally between the two charities.

All food items collected will be in support of the Friends in Need Food Bank, which serves both Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, and is located at 12240 Harris Rd., inside the Grace Community Church.

Toy donations are in support of the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society, a non-profit charity that helps needy families in the community during the holiday season.

Visit www.pittmeadowsfire.com/annual-christmas-food-toy-drive for more information.