Local fire fighters and Encana employees are getting ready to hit the streets of Wembley this Thursday for the 5th annual Lights and Sirens Food Drive.
The fire trucks will be going door-to-door starting at 7 p.m. to collect non-perishable food donations for the Wembley food bank.
Coordinator Jamie Querin says the food drive is the fire fighters’ way of saying thank you to the community for its support.
“It’s a really big deal for us because it’s a way for us to give back to the community that supports us throughout the entire year. They come out to our events, they stop and say thank you to us, even just little things like that people pull over and make way for us to get through the traffic.”
The event is held the weekend before Easter each year to help refill the food bank after Christmas.
Anyone who won’t be home at the time can leave donations on their doorstep to be picked up.
Last year, nearly 4,000 items were collected in less than ninety minutes.