Since Thanksgiving 2016, the Lunch Bucket Brigade has provided lunch for the entire Big Canoe Fire Department every Thursday, all year long. Once a week, a volunteer donates lunch for 8-10 people consisting of an entree, side, bread, and dessert. For example, one lunch might be lasagna, green salad, French bread, and cookies. Another could be roast, potato salad, rolls, and a fruit plate. If home-cooked food isn’t an option, the Fire Department always welcomes prepared or restaurant alternatives.
In a recent letter, Fire Chief Ricky Jordan expressed his thanks: “The first thing I heard this morning when I arrived at the firehouse was ‘It’s Thankful Thursday; can’t wait to see what we’re having for lunch.’ The guys all look forward to the Thursday meals. It’s much more than just a meal to them; it means someone took time out of their day to show some love to them. It’s been a blessing to our guys and gals here at the station.”
On their scheduled day, volunteers should arrive between 10-11AM and leave lunch with dispatch at the fire station. Families, individuals, and clubs are encouraged to participate, and since the Fire Department has a series of rotations for staffing, all employees will benefit.
There are still several slots open for the summer months. If you are interested in providing a lunch or need more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.