Saturday September 1st the firefighters and volunteers from Copperopolis Fire Protection District will be hosting their bi-annual 'Fill-the-boot for the food pantry' event at the Lake Tulloch Plaza from 10 am to 2 pm. (Volunteers from the VFW Post 12118 and Ladies Auxiliary will also be helping at this event.)
Twice a year for the past few years CFPD has been raising much needed funds for our local food pantry through the fill-the-boot program. Just recently they have been joined by the VFW and Auxiliary.
The food pantry currently feeds an average of 45 to 50 local families. As the economy fluctuates so does that number. In 2011 the fill-the-boot raised 75% of their donations for the year.