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Kingston Transit teams with Salvation Army to generate Food Bank donations

November 26, 2018 –

For the third year in a row, Kingston Transit will support The Salvation Army Community and Family Services' annual holiday food drive this year with a ‘Stuff the Bus' event at Grant's No Frills on Saturday, Dec.1.

Kingston Transit staff and members of the Salvation Army will be on-hand in the No Frills parking lot at 1162 Division St. from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to fill a Kingston Transit bus with non-perishable food and personal hygiene items. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

"We have been assisting with the Salvation Army's Food Drive since 2004," says Jeremy DaCosta, director, transit & fleet services. "As always, our goal on December  1st is to encourage No Frills' shoppers and members of the community to give hope to those in need this holiday season by ‘stuffing our bus' with as many non-perishable food items as they can. Parents are welcome to bring their kids to the event so they can sit in the driver's seat!"

The Salvation Army welcomes the continued support from Kingston Transit and its riders. It is anticipated there will be a significant need this year and the Salvation Army's goal is to see that no one in the Kingston area goes without adequate food. In 2017, the Salvation Army served over 12,000 individuals and over 6,500 families with food, clothing and practical assistance. Through community meal programs, the Food Bank provides over 16,000 nutritious meals to those in need.