The shelves of the Timmins and South Porcupine Food Banks will be restocked by firefighters this Sunday, with the community’s help.
Chief Berny Stansa says career and volunteer firefighters from all the fire stations in the city will be out in fire department vehicles between 12:00 and 4:00pm, trying to hit every street for the annual food drive.
“We go up and down and we’ve got our lights and sirens on,” he explains. “and if people hear us coming, they can come out with your bag of groceries, whatever, or your food items or donations and we’ll come to collect it.”
If you want to volunteer to help, Stansa says to be at your nearest fire station between 11:00 and 11:30am. And high schoolers get credit for volunteer hours.
“Last year, we got roughly seven tons of food and over $6,000 in donations, Stansa reports. So we’re going to try to match that at least.”
The chief says if you won’t be home because you’re going to the multicultural festival for instance, you can drop off your donation at the nearest fire station on the way.