Canadian Pacific's cross-country and cross-border food bank drive rolled into Brighton on Monday, November 28th. Hundreds came out and brought donations to the Brighton Fare Share Food Bank.
Musical entertainment was provided by Ottawa Rockers Brothers Dube and Folk Legend Valdy. Emily Rowley from the Brighton Fare Share Food Bank accepted a $1,000 donation from CP Rail at the event.
Since the program's inception back in 1999, more than $5.6 million and over 2.45 million pounds of food has been collected in Canada and the United States.
The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the Holiday Train provides a box car stage, a line up of great musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community.