Lanark County Paramedic Service Food Drive fills ambulance!

Paramedic Jason Tunks (left in yellow) organized the Food Drive. Paramedics and their families as well as two local hockey teams participated.
Posted on: December 27, 2023

Every day, paramedics with the Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) care for our community. Recently, they did so in a different way. On December 10th and 11th, throughout Lanark County, more than a dozen paramedics and their families, along with two local hockey teams – MTK U14 and APMHA U13A – held their annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drives in Almonte, Carleton Place and Perth.

And the results were impressive! Across the three communities, 79 boxes of food were collected and nearly $5,000 was raised for local food banks.

“Thank you to our paramedics for their continued commitment to our local communities. Special thanks to organizer Jason Tunks for his leadership. We are also grateful to all the residents of Lanark County who donated food and money to ensure that families have food for the upcoming Christmas holidays,” noted Paramedic Chief Travis Mellema.

Article submitted by Mississippi River Health Alliance.

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