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Take the healthy donations challenge

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​​Heart disease is one of the fastest growing health challenges in North America and the leading cause of death worldwide. But if you lead a healthy lifestyle including maintaining a heart-healthy diet, heart disease is manageable and may be preventable.

Each and every month, millions of people across North America use food banks to make ends meet. Through the CP Holiday Train, we not only want to help restock food banks, we want to ensure people have access to healthy, nutritious food. 

Everyone deserves the same opportunity to eat well and protect their hearts.

Here's how you can help:

Follow Food Banks Canada's heart-healthy donation recommendations and bring:

  • Grain Products – whole grain bread, brown rice, whole wheat crackers, hot and cold cereals, granola bars, muffins
  • Vegetables and Fruit – canned fruit and vegetables, 100% fruit juice, tomato sauce, canned soup, tomato juice, and applesauce
  • Milk Products – dry milk powder, milk puddings, cheese spreads, fresh milk, yogurt, and cheese (if accepted)
  • Meat and Alternatives – canned meat and fish, peanut butter, canned baked beans, dried or canned beans and lentils
  • Reduced sodium canned and jarred goods are preferred
  • Check with your community's food bank to learn if they accept fresh produce

    Spread the word


    Follow the Holiday Train on social media and invite your friends and family and spread the word about the importance of making heart-healthy donations #HealthyDonations