City paramedics were on hand Saturday at the Great Northern Road Wal-Mart parking lot to collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Soup Kitchen Community Centre and once again the public showed their generosity.
Paramedics Helping the Hungry food drive organizer,Brian Haines, a local paramedic told Saultonline.com that the effort raised over 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food items last year.
“We’re hoping to beat that this year”
The volunteer food drive by the Paramedics also collects monetary donations “that great, because the soup kitchen can buy the potatoes and other perishable items”
“As Paramedics we encounter people from all walks of life and often find ourselves dealing with people who have very little” Haines said.
The drive, supported by Wal-Mart Great Northern Road and Unifor Local 1359. Over $3,000 in cash was raised during the 7 hour event.