Saugeen Shores Food and Toy Drive – the volunteer crews: Part 1

“The support of the community has been nothing short of amazing,” said Lorne Currie (Saugeen Shores Fire Service ret’d), long-time coordinator for the annual holiday Food and Toy Drive in Saugeen Shores.

The drive was a unique combined effort this year with Saugeen Shores Police Service, Fire Service and EMS Paramedics.

Held at four locations, Southampton Foodland, Independent Grocers in Port Elgin, Mowbray’s Canadian Tire and the Port Elgin WalMart, vehicles from all three Services were being stuffed with food and toys, in addition to Salvation Army collection kettles at each for cash donations and gift cards.

According to the many service volunteers who helped at the annual Food and Toy Drive, many who were first-time helpers, said … “I am blown away by the response” … “I am totally amazed at the community’s response” … “I cannot believe the support by the community” … “it brings tears to my eyes”.


       (L) Food Drive Coordinator Lorne Currie and Fire Fighter Campbell
 Ladder truck attracted a lot of                           attention
   Antique truck at Foodland – for         larger view, Click on Image






Independent Grocer

      Police and Paramedics stuff the Ambulance at Independent Grocer
Independent Grocer shopper offers pre-paid bag
Paramedics Nicole Kelley, Brittney Kealey, Sam McDougold and Tianna Grant – for larger view, Click on image






    Shelves of pre-prepared bags for                    purchase were popular

Mowbray’s Canadian Tire

                Canadian Tire crew of volunteers – for larger view, Click on Image
                    Canadian Tire volunteer crew – (L) Zach Mowbray Auxiliary Special Constable                                                                     helped to organize the event
A little ‘firefighter’ brought a special toy and met actual firefighter Scott McMeekin – for a    larger view, Click on Image
Maddy Kerr and Ally McMeekin at    Independent kept everything          organized – for larger view, Click on image








WalMart Port Elgin

                                      Wal Mart crew was visited by Police Chief Kevin Zettel (2nd from R)
   Jeff Myatt and daughter Payten dropped off food on behalf of Kraft Canada – got larger view                                  click on image
     Paramedics Teresa Tibbo and ‘elf’ Derek     Stephenson collected an ambulance filled with                                      toys