Parksville fire department food and toy drive will look different this year

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There will be no door-to-door collection, but firefighters will be taking cash donations for the Salvation Army food bank at several yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and 15.

The Parksville Volunteer Fire Department food and toy drive will look very different this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be no door-to-door collection, but firefighters will be taking cash donations for the Salvation Army food bank at several yet-to-be-announced locations on Nov. 14 and 15. 

The physically distanced and masked firefighters will be taking donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help families in need. Details and locations will be announced on social media when they become available. 

Donations can also be made at the Salvation Army food bank at 886 Wembley Road. Toys can be dropped off at the Society of Organized Services (SOS) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., starting Nov. 16 in support of its Caring for Community at Christmas drive.

Parksville residents donated approximately 29,500 lbs of food and over $34,000 in the 2019 campaign. 

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