Help Lanark County Paramedics fill an ambulance with food

Past Food Bank drives have been a great success – thanks to our generous communities. Photo submitted.
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Every day, paramedics with the Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) care for our community. This Holiday Season, they will do so in a different way. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increase in demand for the food bank. On December 12th and 13th throughout Lanark County, paramedics will hold their annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drive in Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, and Perth.

Last year 110 boxes of food were collected, totaling close to 6,000 pounds. In addition, just over $8,000 was raised for local food banks.

If you would like to donate to the “Fill an Ambulance with Food” food drive, paramedics will be collecting non-perishable food items as follows:

  • December 12th from 9 am to 3 pm – Your Independent Grocer in Perth and Smiths Falls
  • December 13th from 9 am to 3 pm – Your Independent Grocer in Carleton Place and Almonte

The LCPS provides emergency response service for an area encompassing almost 3,000 square kilometres with a population of 70,000. It responds to approximately 25,000 calls for service each year.

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