West Point Douglas Rd
Cottage Grove, Minnesota

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hits the rails again in November, visiting over 150 communities across our network.

Since the program's inception back in 1999, more than $6.4 million and over 2.6 million pounds of food has been collected in Canada and the United States.

The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the Holiday Train provides a box car stage, a line up of great musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community. Items such as infant formula, canned meats, and spaghetti sauce are in popular demand.

In Quebec, the U.S. Holiday Train will embark on its journey November 27 in Kahnawake, Delson, and LaColle before heading to the North East U.S., Southern Ontario, the U.S. Midwest, and into Saskatchewan on December 17.

We’re excited to share that during this year’s Holiday Train events across CP’s U.S. rail network, corporate and community donations made to each local food bank will go a lot further. The total monetary donation raised at over 50 Holiday Train stops will be tallied and a matching donation, up to US$250,000, will be provided by CP to Feeding America whose member food banks are continuing to provide food and other supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Canadian Pacific’s contribution to Feeding America for the disaster relief efforts will be above and beyond the donation you make to your local food bank. Your donation stays with your local food bank but the spirit in which you give will help support our neighbors on the east coast.

Entertainers on the U.S. train include The Claytones and Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer, Tracey Brown.

View at: West Point Douglas Rd, South of Seiben Bridge in front of the Youth Service Bureau

Official Website: http://www.cpr.ca/EN/IN-YOUR-COMMUNITY/HOLIDAY-TRAIN/Pages/default.aspx

Added by canadamnpls on November 21, 2012

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