VIDEO: Lake Cowichan firefighters cook up a storm to help Christmas food drive

Lake Cowichan firefighters Elija Ellison and Doug Callsen are ready to hand out breakfast pancakes and sausages. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Firefighters are cooking up a storm outside Country Grocer as the Lake Cowichan department holds its annual toy and food drive and breakfast to help the Christmas hamper campaign. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
It’s December in Lake Cowichan. That means it’s time for the fire department’s annual food and toy drive and breakfast in front of Country Grocer. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Above: Fun in the kitchen is the name of the game when Lake Cowichan firefighters cook breakfast to help their drive to aid the Christmas hamper campaign and food bank. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan firefighters were out Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9, outside Country Grocer, collecting donations of toys, food, and, of course, cash, to help out the Cowichan Lake Community Services Christmas hamper campaign, as well as the Lake Cowichan food bank.

They were on deck extra early, even before the fog cleared, on Saturday morning, cooking up a yummy breakfast of pancakes and sausages, coffee, hot chocolate, and juice to earn even more to help out both deserving efforts.

It took a while before the thundering herd closed in on the outdoor kitchen, but as the fog lifted and the sun shone, people began to crowd around.



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