This weekend in the city, embrace the spirit of giving and visit the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train! Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train is North America’s longest rolling food bank fundraiser. This annual program has raised nearly $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food.
The CP Holiday Train is stopping in Hamilton this Sunday, November 30th, at Kinnear Yard, opposite Gage Park. The festivities start at 7:30 p.m., with the train expected to arrive by 7:45 p.m., including entertainment by Kira Isabella. The concert is free, but attendees are encouraged to make a cash or non-perishable food donation to Hamilton Food Share, which will be on site at the event.
The Holiday Train reminds us that even during this hectic time of year, there are families in need in our own community. Supporting Hamilton Food Share, or any local food bank, helps to provide a nourishing meal to those who are at risk of going without.
To help you get informed about these issues, Mohawk College Library has a subject guide on poverty. The guide includes an infographic about poverty in Canada, books, e-books, videos, websites, and much more. A special investigation series, CODE Red Hamilton, from The Hamilton Spectator, provides interesting information about the lives of people living in Hamilton neighbourhoods.
So kick off the season by giving back to those in need, and support the Hamilton Food Share fundraiser at the CP Holiday Train event. Take a picture with the Holiday Train and share it with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!