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December 11, 2016

On Wednesday, December 14, Grey County Paramedics and the Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are joining forces and asking the public to help stuff an ambulance and cruiser with food in support of the Owen Sound Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program.

Officers and paramedics will be in front of Nofrills on the Sunset Strip (Hwy. 6 & 21) in the Township of Georgian Bluffs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Items most needed include: Kraft Dinner, pasta and sauces, peanut butter, canned soup, toilet paper, canned fruit and hot or cold cereals. Cash donations to the Salvation Army will also be kindly accepted on site.

Event sponsors include John Thompson Movers, Country93, Mix106 and OPSEU Local 250 Paramedics.

Stuffing the ambulance over the years

Grey County paramedics held the first “Stuff the Ambulance” food drive in December 2010. Six years later, more than 50,500lbs (23 tonnes) has been collected for local food banks. The food drives have been made possible by the dedication of volunteers from Grey County Paramedic Services and many other community partners over the years.

Grey County extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has generously supported the food drives and assisted those in need during the holiday season.

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For more information, contact Rob Hatten, Communications Officer, at robert.hatten@grey.ca or 519‑372‑0219 ext. 1235.

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