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Whistler RCMP, fire department teaming up for 3rd Holiday Food and Toy Drive

All items from Dec. 7 event will be donated to WCSS and the Whistler Food Bank
The third annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive is set for Dec. 7 in front of Fresh St. Market in the village.

The Whistler RCMP and Whistler Fire Rescue Service are teaming up once again to give back to the community for the third annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive.

On Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Fresh St. Market in the village, Mounties and firefighters will be on hand to “cram our police cruiser and stuff our fire truck” with donations, according to a Whistler RCMP release.

New toys, non-perishable food items, and gift cards will be accepted.

“Challenge your coworkers, other businesses and let us show everyone how great the community of Whistler is!” the release went on. “The food bank [in] Whistler has seen an extensive increase for demand over the last few years and we are thrilled to help give back to the community again.”

The Whistler Food Bank is averaging approximately 160 unique visitors a day, putting it on par or higher than the demand at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, according to Jackie Dickinson, executive director of the Whistler Community Services Society, which operates the food bank. Prior to the pandemic, a busy month would see the food bank distribute goods 250 times—it now typically hits that mark in under two days.

On Dec. 7, Mounties will be in their ceremonial Red Serge and the one and only Safety Bear will also be in attendance.

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