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Kingston Transit teams with Salvation Army to generate Food Bank donations

November 22, 2016 -

Kingston Transit will support The Salvation Army Community and Family Services' annual Christmas food drive this year with a ‘Stuff the Bus' event at Grant's No Frills on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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. – 2 p.m. to fill a Kingston Transit bus with non-perishable food and personal hygiene items.

"We have been assisting with the Salvation Army's Food Drive since 2004," says Jeremy DaCosta, manager, Kingston Transit. "Our goal on November 26th is to encourage No Frills' shoppers to give hope to those in need this holiday season by ‘stuffing our bus' with as many non-perishable food items as they can."

The Salvation Army welcomes the continued support from Kingston Transit and their riders. It is anticipated there will be an even greater need this year and the Salvation Army's goal is to see that no one in the Kingston area goes without adequate food. In 2015, 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.

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About the City of Kingston

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 call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300