Paramedic service members and volunteers stand at the back of an ambulance with a food drive sign

Press Release – Mississippi River Health Alliance

Every day, paramedics with the Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) care for our community. Recently, they did so in a different way.

On December 10 and 11, throughout Lanark County, more than a dozen paramedics and their families, along with two local hockey teams – MTK U14 and APMHA U13A – held their annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drives in Almonte, Carleton Place and Perth.

And the results were impressive! Across the three communities, 79 boxes of food were collected and nearly $5,000 was raised for local food banks.

“Thank you to our paramedics for their continued commitment to our local communities. Special thanks to organizer Jason Tunks for his leadership. We are also grateful to all the residents of Lanark County who donated food and money to ensure that families have food for the upcoming Christmas holidays,” noted Paramedic Chief Travis Mellema.