Wilson Landing Fire Department to collect food and donations for Central Okanagan Foodbank

WLFD Santa Run 3 (wings)

Residents in communities served by the Wilson’s Landing Fire Department are encouraged to watch Tuesday evening for the flashing lights signifying the annual department Santa Run food drive.

From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on December 5, Santa joins department members on their festively glowing fire vehicles, travelling the streets and roads of the areas they serve from Traders Cove to Shelter Cove, collecting food and cash donations for the West Kelowna branch of the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

Residents are asked to turn on their outside lights and leave their donation on their doorstep, porch or at the end of their driveway for firefighters to pick up.

“Following a difficult summer, many families in our communities are facing difficult times financially,” says Chief Paul Zydowicz. “We know how generous and supportive this community is and want to thank everyone for their continued support of the annual Santa Run food collection to help families in need on the west side of Okanagan Lake.”

In addition to the Santa Run food drive, residents in the area are invited to attend the annual Wilson’s Landing and Communities Giving Thanks dinner at the Wilson’s Landing fire hall on December 3 at 4:00 p.m. The community dinner is an opportunity to bring people together and recognize the outstanding efforts of firefighters and their families during the McDougall Creek wildfire.