The 18th edition of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is on track to raise $1.2M and 250,000 pounds of food
The 18th annual Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train raised more than spirits across North America this holiday season, with donations of $1.2 million and 250,000 pounds of food counted to this point.
As food banks continue to count the money raised and weigh the food donated at each stop this year, the program is on track to have raised more than C$13 million and four million pounds of food since its inception in 1999.
"With the need for food banks continually increasing in both Canada and the U.S., the importance of the CP Holiday Train program in the community is also increasing," said E. Hunter Harrison, CP's Chief Executive Officer. "Beyond food and monetary donations the CP Holiday Train generates goodwill, raises spirits and helps people start the holidays off on the right foot. We thank the communities across our network for supporting the program and giving back to their neighbours."
The Holiday Train also visits US cities. Hop over to US Holiday Train schedule and performers for details
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"The Holiday Train is a marvel. Over the last five years it has given us Odds a chance to become part of the truly beneficial part of the holidays -- to bond with our community and use that connection to help bring everyone up to the same level of happiness and prosperity."
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Read about some of the memorable and touching moments of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as told by the people who were there.
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The Holiday Train wouldn't be as successful at raising hunger awareness if it weren't for dedicated community volunteers and members of the media that help to promote our local events.
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