CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — To help those in need this holiday season, the Champaign Fire Department gathered people together to help stuff a truck with food.
Firefighters were outside of Dick’s House of Sport to accept the canned goods on Sunday. They are giving all donations to Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Those who donated were able to get an up-close look at a fire engine.
Organizers said it’s important to remember that this time of year, not everybody has guaranteed meals over the holidays.
“I can see how active everyone is about the community, and how focused they are about helping each other,” House of Sport’s James Bellman said. “And I think I think it’s something beautiful. I’m really excited to be a part of it.”
The foodbank said they are looking for specific canned goods like fruits, vegetables and peanut butter which help make more nutritious meals.
If you missed the fire truck, you can learn how to donate by visiting eifoodbank.org.