Local food banks are the beneficiaries as Lloydminster and area stuffed first responder vehicles with over 5,600 pounds of food and more than $5,000 worth of toys and cash from the Dec. 2 drive.
Both the Olive Tree and the Salvation Army received the bounty this week as organizers say they filled police cars, ambulances, and a huge rescue trailer with barely any room to spare.
Crews from the Lloydminster RCMP, WPD Ambulance, Medavie Health Services West, Lloydminster Rescue Squad, and City of Lloydminster Municipal Enforcement spent the day at Walmart, Superstore, and Safeway.
They are expressing gratitude to the community as they note the need is great in the Midwest region.
Staff Sgt. Brian Nicholl head of the Lloydminster RCMP commends the massive community support and adds members of the local detachment are also supporting two families this Christmas.