‘Firefighters Feeding Families’ Provides 200 Bags of Food to Area Needy

This year roughly 200 households in the greater Columbia area were able to have needed food thanks to the efforts of our fire department.

CRFD’s annual ‘Firefighters Feeding Families Holiday Food Drive’ took in enough donations over the course of December to fill about 200 bags. Most of the items, which were mainly non-perishable canned goods, were collected during the department’s community collection day on Friday, December 17.

Roughly 200 bags of food were distributed during this year’s ‘Firefighting Feeding Families’ campaign

“It truly amazed me to once again see our community members step up the way they did to make this campaign a success,” said Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins, “Every item we were able to raise will do a lot of good for families in our area who don’t know where their next meals will be coming from. I also would like to extend a huge thank you to the area merchants that donated food in support of this campaign to help get our bags filled.”

A citizen poses for a photograph with Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins after making a donation to ‘Firefighters Feeding Families’

Families that received food assistance from the fire department were able to sign up for it in the weeks ahead of the collection day.

Last year was CRFD’s first time undertaking a food drive. In its inaugural year ‘Firefighters Feeding Families’ also fed about 200 households.