Project Porchlight Makes Changes In The Face Of COVID-19 Protections

Posted: 2020-11-06 07:46:40 By: thebay

The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is ramping up for the annual Project Porchlight Food Drive. On Wednesday December 2, starting at 6:00pm fire trucks, with the assistance of the O.P.P and E.M.S., will be coming house-to-house collecting healthy non-perishable food donations across our community.

The Project Porchlight Food Drive will be operating a little differently this year so it is very important that residents take note of the changes to accommodate social distancing guidelines for Covid-19.

Paul Calleja, Training and Suppression Captain for the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department says “We are asking residents to turn their porchlight on and place their non-perishable donations at the end of their driveway or on their porch this year at 6:00pm.”  Calleja says that in the past they have been able to knock on doors – but this year theyare unable to do that. “By placing your items at the end of your driveway or porch, it will assist us in keeping a safe social distance,” he says.

If you would rather drop food donations off in person, there will be bins placed outside Huntsville Fire Hall Station #1; 1 Payne Drive

  • The Salvation Army in Huntsville;
  • Port Sydney Fire Hall;
  • Lake of Bays Fire Halls, 1007 Limberlost Rd and 1230 Fox Point Rd. in Huntsville; and 12 University St., Baysville.