Project Porchlight Food Drive returns for its 31st year



Mark your calendars, as The Huntsville / Lake of Bays Fire Department is ramping up for the 31st annual Project Porchlight Food Drive, taking place this year on Wednesday December 4, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Project Porchlight is an evening when the flashing lights and the wail of sirens is something to feel good about, as fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers go door-to-door collecting healthy non-perishable food donations.

Please leave your porch light on and firefighters along with Santa and other community volunteers will be by to pick up your food donation.

The collected food is distributed by the Salvation Army to those in need within the community throughout the year.

“Project Porchlight has been a real tradition with the members of the fire department for 31 years now, and everyone, from the Salvation Army, the volunteers and the residents who contribute, are so supportive and giving. We are truly grateful for that generosity,” said Mike Vadlja, Fire Prevention Officer for the Huntsville / Lake of Bays Fire Department. “The Salvation Army is now serving roughly 350 families per month so donations are needed more than ever.”

Bags to pack your food donations in are available at various food stores throughout our communities.

You can also drop food donations off at the following locations:

  • Huntsville Fire Hall Station #1, 1 Payne Drive
  • The Salvation Army in Huntsville, 4 Mary Street E.
  • Port Sydney Fire Hall, 387 South Mary Lake Road
  • Lake of Bays Fire Halls, 1007 Limberlost Rd., 1230 Fox Point Rd. and 12 University St., Baysville.
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  1. The staff at Muskoka Seniors decided to join together to see how many items we could gather to support this great initiative!
    Looking forward to delivering our items to the Fire Hall tomorrow!

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