The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is gearing up for the 31st annual Project Porchlight Food Drive coming up on Dec. 4.
Project Porchlight is an evening where fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food. Starting at 6 p.m., firefighters will be joined by Santa and other community volunteers to visit the homes of residents that leave their porch lights on and collect donations. The Salvation Army will distribute the food to community members in need throughout the year.
“Project Porchlight has been a real tradition with the members of the fire department for 31 years now, and everyone, from the Salvation Army, the volunteers and the residents who contribute, are so supportive and giving. We are truly grateful for that generosity,” said fire prevention officer Mike Vadlja. “The Salvation Army is now serving roughly 350 families per month so donations are needed more than ever.”
Bags to pack your food donations are available at various food stores throughout the community, so don’t forget to leave your porch light on if you have a donation to contribute on Dec. 4. You can also drop food donations off at:
- Huntsville Fire Hall Station #1, 1 Payne Drive
- The Salvation Army in Huntsville, 4 Mary Street E
- Port Sydney Fire Hall, 387 South Mary Lake Road
- Lake of Bays Fire Halls, 1007 Limberlost Rd., 1230 Fox Point Rd. and 12 University St., Baysville