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Decorate & Donate 

The CP Holiday Train is proud to support an activity program aimed to increase awareness of hunger issues by making children part of the solution. "Decorate & Donate" is a fun and educational way for schools and families to help feed their communities.

It's easy to participate:

  1. Print and decorate one or more of our Holiday Train designs, available below – remember: the more creative, the better!
  2. Wrap your art around an empty box, big or small, to be filled with food or cash donations at home or through a food drive.
  3. Take a picture of your artwork and post it on the CP Holiday Train Facebook page for our fans to see.
  4. Bring your "Decorate & Donate" boxes to the CP Holiday Train when it rolls into your community (check out the schedule here) and give them to the local Food Bank in attendance

Remember that all donations raised in your community stay in your community. Thank you for supporting your community.

How to start

Most needed food items

  • Pasta products & Rice 
  • Canned meats and fish
  • Dry and canned soups & stews
  • Canned fruit & vegetables
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned/Powdered milk
  • Fruit Juices
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Beans & Legumes
  • Baby Food

Source: Food Banks Canada

How to run a food drive

  • Select a start and finish date.
  • Display Decorate and Donate boxes in a high-traffic area of the school.
  • Set a goal - the boxes must be full!
  • Promote your drive to parents and the community.
  • Communicate the most needed items.
  • Collect cash donations too.

 

 

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