News & Public Notices
Kingston Transit supports Salvation Army Food Drive
December 9, 2013 -
Kingston Transit is now collecting non-perishable food items aboard buses in support of the Salvation Army Community and Family Services' annual Christmas food drive. Donations of canned goods and other non-perishable items can be dropped off on any bus until Friday, Dec. 20.
"The needs in our community, especially at this time of year, have increased, and Kingston Transit wants to assist in any way we can. We encourage everyone to help stock the Salvation Army's food shelves – every can of vegetables, baby food, pasta or rice, puts a meal on someone's dinner table. We can all make a difference in our community and every bit is greatly appreciated," says Sheila Kidd, Director of Transportation Services.
The Salvation Army welcomes the continued support from Kingston Transit and its riders. The Salvation Army's food drive collects in excess of 1,000 non-perishable food items each year. All food donations go towards helping those in need over the Christmas season and throughout the year. In 2012, the Salvation Army's Community and Family Services assisted over 10,930 persons with basic needs and food.
Media contact: For more information please contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer (613) 546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.