Huntsville residents overload firefighters with food donations
Collections from 30th Annual Project Porchlight in Huntsville. Photo courtesy of the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department
Project Porchlight can mark its 30th year as a very successful one.
The annual door-to-door food drive in Huntsville was able to rake in over 43,000 pounds of food donations in about three hours. Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department Fire Prevention Officer Mike Vadlja says the final weigh-in definitely topped last year’s haul.
“We have surpassed last year’s numbers by at least 5,000 pounds,” says Vadlja. “It is truly amazing to see the support from the community.”
Vadlja says extra thanks needs to be extended to the volunteers who spent time collecting and sorting all the donations. The mega-haul will be used to stock the shelves at the Salvation Army Church food bank in Huntsville.
If you missed the drive and still want to make a donation, you can drop off your non-perishable food item at Fire Station #1 on Payne Drive or at the Salvation Army Church.