It’s back for another year and local firefighters are hoping for the community’s continued support as it works to help community members in need.
Starting the Friday morning, November 27, 2015, Eastside Firefighters’ Benevolent Fund Members will be setting up for their 5th annual, 3-day Fill the Truck Food and Clothing Drive.
With the help of Fred Meyer and First Due Movers, a 24-foot moving truck will be located in the Issaquah Fred Meyer parking lot and Eastside Firefighters and their families will be collecting food and clothes in an attempt to Fill the Truck over the Thanksgiving weekend.
And… to bring awareness and support for underprivileged families in the area, EF&R Battalion Chief Glenn Huffman and his son will be “living” atop the truck for all three days – and it’s supposed to be cold!
All the donations will support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.
In 2011, the Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund was established in an effort to provide relief to needy segments of society suffering from poverty, hunger, homelessness, and like calamity deserving of charity.
Eastside Fire Fighters Fill the Truck Food and Clothing Drive runs Friday November 27th through Sunday November 29th.
Needed Food Bank Items
- Canned Tuna, Salmon, Chicken
- Broth and ‘Cream of’ Soups
- Progresso (Chunky & chicken) soups
- Canned corn, carrots, peas
- Canned ravioli
- Canned fruit
- Tomato paste & sauce
- Dehydrated pinto beans
- Cooking oil
- Powdered or shelf-stable non-dairy milk
- Healthy snacks/ethnic foods
- Toiletries – shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.
- Laundry & Dish Soap
- Cleaning products
- New underwear (all sizes)
- Diapers (size 4-6)
- Baby Wipes
- Camping equipment
- Lightly used Coats & Blankets