Lake Cowichan’s Fire Department is hard at work Saturday morning, collecting donations of toys and food for the annual hamper campaign. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan’s Fire Department is hard at work Saturday morning, collecting donations of toys and food for the annual hamper campaign. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Food, toys collected as Lake Cowichan firefighters cook their annual outdoor breakfast for the town

Even Duncan folks offered help to the annual project, firefighters say

“We got a ton of food last night, three trucks full,” said a happy Steve Johnson of the Lake Cowichan Fire Department.

The legendary generosity of the people of the Cowichan Lake area was supplemented by donations from other areas, too, he said.

“We even got food from the people at the Duncan Courthouse; of course, they give some of what they collected to other groups, but they drove all the way out here with some for us.”

The firefighters were out Friday night, Dec. 13 in front of Country Grocer collecting food and toys, and again Saturday morning in the same place, cooking breakfast for the community and collecting even more items for the annual hamper drive.

 

Breakfast outdoors on a bright December morning cooked by the local fire department? What a great way to start a weekend. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Breakfast outdoors on a bright December morning cooked by the local fire department? What a great way to start a weekend. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)