Santa Run in El Dorado Hills collects toys, food for community - Video
A parade of fire engines roared down Four Seasons Drive on Wednesday night in El Dorado Hills.
The team of firefighters were not racing to handle a blaze, but helping the community in other ways.
The trucks were part of the fire department's annual Santa Run.
The event is a five-night toy and food drive the department hosts every year.
"We used to be able to cover the entire district in one night," fire chief Dave Roberts said. "We now need five nights. It's grown a lot."
The department decorates several fire trucks with holiday lights and drives them through various neighborhoods.
The residents of the community leave toys and food at the end of their driveways for the firefighters to collect.
One truck features Santa and Mrs. Clause.
"Our goal is about 4,000 pounds of food this year," Roberts said.
All of the toys and food are distributed locally.