Firefighters’ food drive set for Dec. 17

White Rock’s auxiliary firefighters are asking local citizens to help them support the community’s less fortunate.

White Rock’s auxiliary firefighters are asking local citizens to help them support the community’s less fortunate during a Christmas food drive.

Lukas Olson said he and fellow auxiliaries hope to fill the department’s mobile command unit to the hilt Dec. 17, when they’ll take shifts manning a collection site in front of Buy-Low foods (Johnston Road at Thrift Avenue) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The resulting cache will be dropped off to Sources’ White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank.

“Our goal is to get as much as we can for them,” Olson said. “We’ll drive it out after we’re done.”

Olson, who grew up in Ocean Park and hopes to one day be on WRFD’s full-time crew, said the plan is to make the food drive an annual event.

“Everybody’s really keen,” he said.