Holiday Train arrives in Chase Dec. 16

Just by adding one item into the food donation bin at the local grocery store or business, you can help to fight hunger

  • Nov. 30, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Christmas Hamper Society volunteers

Just by adding one item into the food donation bin at the local grocery store or business, you can help to fight hunger and help local families in the community.

This is a critical time of year to reach out for donations and the volunteers of the Chase Hamper Society are doing just that. In 2011, 235 Christmas hampers were provided and 125 children received gifts at the Community Toy Shop.

While hunger is a year-round reality for many families, the holidays can bring added pressure to ensure cupboards are not bare.  Many people do not realize the extent of hunger in our province.

British Columbia food banks assist an average of 96,150 individuals each month, 29.5 per cent of whom are children.

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has hit the rails again and will be visiting more than 150 communities.  Each event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank. Everyone who attends is encouraged to donate food and money which stays in their community. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will embark on its three-week journey on Nov. 28 from Beaconsfield, Que., finishing up in Port Moody on Dec. 18.

Entertainers on the Canadian train include Doc Walker, Miss Emily and the Brothers Dube.

Come out and support your local food bank and enjoy the festive CP Holiday Train arriving in Chase at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 16, across from the Chase RCMP office.


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