Nov. 28, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
Holiday Train CD unveiled during visit to raise additional funds to fight hunger
TORONTO, Nov. 28 /CNW/ - Members of the 2010 CP Holiday Train going across Canada in support of local food banks will take advantage of a few hours of free time on Monday, November 29th to roll up their sleeves for Toronto's Daily Bread Food Bank, as well as bringing in some much-needed food donations. Joining them will be the train's headlining entertainment, The Odds, who will be playing for regular volunteers and staff.
The Holiday Train is in Toronto as part of its cross-Canada journey for a 7 p.m. show Monday night at 87 Ethel Avenue, adjacent to RONA.
The Holiday Train team also will be dropping off copies of the new 2010 Holiday Train CD, 'Holiday Train Tracks' for the Daily Bread to use to raise additional funds or awareness. The 13-track CD featuring several artists, including The Odds, The Barenaked Ladies and Melanie Doane is also being sold on iTunes, www.cpshop.ca and at each performance - with all proceeds going back to local food banks.
Last year, there was a 16 per cent increase in visits to food banks for a total of 872,000 client visits (73,000 monthly average), the largest increase in visits in 15 years. Daily Bread's Holiday Drive runs until January 3rd with a goal of one million dollars and one million pounds of food for those struggling with hunger in Toronto.
Details of CP Holiday Train Crew at Daily Bread on Monday, November 29th:
|Who:||CP Holiday Train crew and The Odds|
|Location:||Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto St.|
*In addition to several photo opportunities, representatives from the Holiday Train and Daily Bread, as well as members of The Odds will be available for interviews.
This is the 12th year of the CP Holiday Train, which rolls across Canada and the United States raising money, food and awareness for local food shelves. In addition to the Toronto fundraising stop, about 140 communities will experience the magic of two brightly decorated trains travelling across six Canadian provinces and eight states in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.
Since 1999, the CP Holiday Train program has helped raise $4.8 million and generated almost 2.3 million pounds of food donations for local food shelves. All food and cash donations raised at each event stays in that community for distribution. Full schedules and background information on the program and entertainers are available at: www.cpr.ca. As well, join the Holiday Train on Facebook or on Twitter at: @CPHolidaytrain. B-roll and backgrounders also available on CNW Video on Demand: http://cnw.pathfireondemand.com/viewpackage.action?packageid=410
|Ed Greenberg-Canadian Pacific||Sarah Anderson - Daily Bread Food Bank|
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