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First responders collect toys, food for families in need

It was a busy weekend of giving this weekend in Bradford. On Friday night, the South Simcoe Police were stationed outside Canadian Tire and Sobeys collecting toys and non-perishable food items for their 2022 toy mountain campaign.

It was a busy weekend of giving this weekend in Bradford. 

On Friday night, the South Simcoe Police were stationed outside Canadian Tire and Sobeys collecting toys and non-perishable food items for their 2022 toy mountain campaign. The campaign is in its 18th year, with donations going toward local food banks and Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions. 

Nitro Plush pups were also available for a $20 donation to the cause. 

“Every year, we team up with CTV Barrie to make a difference to those in need in our communities and every year we are deeply touched by the caring and generosity of our residents, businesses and local organizations," said SSP Acting Chief John Van Dyke. "Thank you for helping us help others.”

On Saturday, Simcoe County paramedics were situated outside the Bradford Walmart, collecting donations to help fill their truck with toys and food items for local families in need.

Over the previous 19 years, the Toy Drive has collected 94,263 toys, 46,442 lbs of food and more than $222,548 in monetary and gift card donations for families across Simcoe County.‚Äč