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Kingston Transit supports The Salvation Army Food Drive

November 28, 2016 -

Kingston Transit and the Salvation Army Community and Family Services collected 1,874 different non-perishable food and personal hygiene items during their ‘Stuff the Bus' food drive event on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Grant's No Frills on Division Street. During the event, the Salvation Army also raised $138 in cash donations.

The donations received from the 2016 food drive double those received from the 2015 Kingston Transit and the Salvation Army food drive initiative.

"Kingston Transit is extremely proud of all Kingston residents who came out on Saturday to donate to the Salvation Army food drive. We received an overwhelming amount of community support. The donations received will fill the Salvation Army's food pantry and will serve approximately 50 households. The cash donations will also provide 97 Kingston households with fresh milk," says Jeremy DaCosta, manager, Kingston Transit.

Kingston Transit and the Salvation Army would like to express a special thank you to Grant's No Frills for supporting the event and for providing the sidewalk space to park the bus.

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The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.