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450,000 people celebrate with CP Holiday Train; raise more than $1.4 million for food banks
The 17th year of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train program saw tremendous crowds, generous donations and big smiles as it etched its way across Canada and the northern U.S.
"The Holiday Train is all about neighbours helping neighbours, and this year saw remarkable support for this important cause," said E. Hunter Harrison, CP's Chief Executive Officer. "Each year, we are humbled by the good work local food banks do in helping those in need in their communities. We are proud that we can help them deliver on that mission."
"Every year, CP's train of lights provides a platform to speak about the needs of North American food banks. This year they helped drive the message home not only about ongoing needs, but the ability for individuals to raise levels of health in their community by reaching in their cupboards for healthy donations," said Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director, Food Banks Canada.
With results continuing to roll in, the 2015 edition of the Holiday Train is on track to raise more than $1.4 million and more than 300,000 pounds of food for food banks and food shelves. Since its start in 1999, the CP Holiday Train has now helped to raise more than C$12 million and 3.9 million pounds of food for local food banks. The Holiday Train program shines a light on the important role food banks play in a healthy community.
This year saw record crowds in many communities and estimated overall attendance of 450,000 people over the 23 days.
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The Holiday Train also visits Canadian cities.
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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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