Santa, firefighters collect food for local families during ‘Christmas in Quarantine’

COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — An unusual sight in Coeur d’Alene as Santa Claus came to town- not to deliver presents, but to collect food for families in need. 

Old Saint Nick got some help from Coeur d’Alene firefighters and brought much needed cheer during the quarantine. 

Winding through the streets, with firefighters instead of reindeer, he caused quite the scene. 

Instead of getting presents, kids were the ones giving. 

The Coeur d’Alene Firefighters Union typically holds a food drive in the winter. In times of need, they had an idea. 

They’ll now be going through neighborhoods collecting food and donations for the Community Action Partnership Food Bank. 

Here’s where you can catch Santa from Wednesday, April 29th to Sunday, May 3rd:

Christmas in Quarantine

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Christmas in Quarantine

In the first night of ‘Christmas In Quarantine’ on Tuesday, they collected more than 150 lbs of food and $414 in cash donations.

This website will let you track Santa in your neighborhood.

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