For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Dory Ehrlich, Management Analyst, (510) 981-5506

HOLIDAY FOOD AND TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE
Sponsored by the Berkeley Fire Department

Berkeley, California (Thursday, December 01, 2005) - Berkeley Fire Department and Berkeley Fire Fighters Association are working together this holiday season to sponsor toy and food drives for Berkeley residents.  The toy drive, for new, unwrapped toys, is co-sponsored by the 2005 Marine Corps Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive. Barrels for toys are available at all Berkeley fire stations and the Public Safety Building. Toys will be accepted through December 24.

Berkeley Fire Fighters Association and the Berkeley Lion’s club are co-sponsoring a food drive for low-income seniors and other families in Albany/Berkeley/Emeryville. Food donations (such as canned meats, beans, peanut butter, tuna, hearty soups, pasta, fruit juices, rice and vegetables) are gratefully accepted through December 25. Food baskets will be prepared and delivered on December 17. Food received between December 17 and December 25 will be delivered to Berkeley homeless shelters. Donation barrels are available at all Berkeley fire stations and the Public Safety Building. To find your nearest fire station, or for more information, call 510-981-5506. Happy holidays from the Berkeley Fire Department!

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