The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is: making a difference, one stop at a time!
Our community-based food program does just that, through raising food, money and awareness in the fight against hunger in local communities across North America. To support this, Canadian Pacific aligns with a number of organizations to best serve the communities in which the Holiday Train stops.
The Canadian and U.S. Holiday Trains work closely with food banks, shelves, pantries, neighborhood services and charitable organizations. We collaborate with community leaders to understand specific needs and target reach. We then contribute to, collect, and disburse food and monetary donations to those organizations.
In addition to working with over 70 food related community organizations across Canada and the U.S., CP supports Meal Exchange.
Meal Exchange is a student-founded, student-driven, registered charity that helps young Canadians, and now Americans, realize their potential to improve the future of their communities by providing them with meaningful opportunities to reduce local hunger today. Meal Exchange offers students in Canada and the U.S. at a network of 75 universities and colleges, three fun, simple and creative programs including: Trick or Eat®, Skip-A-Meal® and Clear the Shelves!® as well supporting other initiatives to address local hunger. At their Trick or Eat® campaign, costumed youth collect donations of non-perishable food items and thank donors with a reminder that the Holiday Train will be stopping in a community near them soon.