Noblesville Fire Dept. staff visited homes across the city Dec. 12 to provide donations to local families for the annual Firefighters’ Christmas Food and Toy Drive. This year, NFD delivered to 91 families, including 261 kids and 446 citizens.
“It’s an honor for the Noblesville Fire Dept. to deliver food and toys on behalf of the generous citizens and businesses of Noblesville. The gratitude displayed by the recipients of these gifts is impossible to describe,” Noblesville Fire Dept. Chief Matt Mitchell stated.
The Good Samaritan Network and the Noblesville Township Trustee’s Office provide the names of families in need to the NFD. Families then receive boxes stuffed with food items and toys for each child.
This year was the 43rd year for the program. The fire department partnered with Kroger for food donations and Meijer for toy donations. Donations were accepted at all seven Noblesville fire stations as well as City Hall.
The fire department is already accepting monetary donations for next year’s drive. Checks are preferred and should be made payable to the NFD Hamilton County Community Foundation.