On Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, Frontenac Paramedics will hold their 10th annual Fill-an-Ambulance Food Drive to benefit clients of Partners in Mission food bank.
The event will take place at FreshCo., 2327 Princess Street. According to a media release, Frontenac Paramedics volunteers will be at the store all day collecting cash and non-perishable food items.
“Paramedics see patients from all walks of life including some who might not have easy access to enough good quality food for themselves and their families,” said Frontenac Paramedic, Lise-Anne Lepage-McBain. “It’s another really tough year for so many but it feels good to pay it forward and I know it makes a big difference to lots of people. I hope you can share in that by coming to see us and making a donation on Saturday.”
This is the 10th year Lepage-McBain and groups of Frontenac Paramedics volunteers have partnered with FreshCo. and Partners in Mission to host the Fill-an-Ambulance event, according to the release. FreshCo. supplies handy pre-assembled bags of food available for purchase inside the store. Paramedics collected 3,200lbs of food and $2,373 for Partners in Mission last year.
“Partners in Mission Food Bank relies on the community to provide help to our neighbours in need,” said Partners in Mission Director, Dan Irwin. “Fill an Ambulance is an integral part of our December food drives, enabling us to help 60 or more families per day. We truly appreciate the work that Frontenac Paramedics and their families put into this day.”
With COVID-19 case counts near record highs and rising concern about breakthrough infection and community spread in the KFL&A Public Health region, Paramedics would like to remind everyone “the best way to protect yourselves, our patients, and all our families is to be fully vaccinated, wear a mask, keep physical distance, and sanitize your hands often.”