Oliver Fire Department hosting drive-thru breakfast to raise donations for local causes

Fire crews host drive-thru

Come by the Oliver Fire Department on Saturday morning to grab a piping-hot breakfast made fresh by the team.

Fire crews will be manning the grills and handing out breakfast bags while people drive-thru their fire hall, a tradition that's continued over the past five years.

"For a donation, you get a breakfast sandwich; an egg, ham and cheese, along with a hash brown, coffee or juice and an apple," fire chief Bob Graham said.

"Give whatever you can donate. If you can't donate, well, come through for breakfast anyway."

This year's proceeds will be going towards Food for Thought and Giovanni's Crusade against Cancer.

"Well, usually we donate to a local charity or charitable organization. They requested this year for the high school's nutritious snack program. High school kids don't want to do the starfish backpack program that elementary schools do where kids really needed nutritious meals provided to them," Graham said.

"High school kids don't really like to do that. So we've picked an organization that has provided nutritious snacks, muffins and fruit that are available for high school kids."

"The other was someone that approached us that needed assistance with a serious medical issue."

In the past, the department has given donations to the local women's shelter, the food bank and the Starfish Program.

One hundred per cent of the donations go to charity. All of the food has either been donated or purchased by the Fire Department Society.

The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and drivers are asked to enter at the back of the fire hall.

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