In partnership with the Naperville Fire Department, Local 4302 and the Fire Explorers, the Naperville Professional Fire Fighters for a Cause orchestrated this collective effort to support the important mission of Loaves and Fishes. All ten stations and the administrative team competed over the course of six weeks to collect the most food. In 2016, they collected more than 3,000 pounds. This year they also teamed up with the Rotary Club of Naperville to add a winter clothing collection to the drive to benefit Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and Hesed House. Their food collections in 2017 totaled more than 5,000 pounds with Naperville Fire Station #2 retaining their champion status. Read more about the winning prizes and contest here.
Station #2 Firehouse Food Fight leader Matt Randall described what motivated his team:
“We understand that people fall on hard times and we see it firsthand when performing our daily duties,” said Randall. “Community service is the foundation of what we do and collecting food is an easy way to give others a chance to make a difference. It also gives us an opportunity to meet those we serve and form a relationship based on a common interest.”
Thank you to the entire Naperville Fire Department for your meaningful support and everyday commitment to our community!