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Santa Bus Food Drive: Stuff the Bus. Feed the Need.
Date: December 1, 2017
Time: 9:13 AM
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December 1, 2017 – Transit Services and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 966 are teaming up to spread goodwill in our community with the 23rd Annual Santa Bus Food Drive in support of the Thunder Bay Food Bank.

From Monday, Dec. 4, until Sunday, Dec. 10, the community is invited to drop-off dry goods on any City bus. 

“Each year we are blown away by the generosity of all those who help us to stuff the bus,” said Ken Koza, Amalgamated Transit Union 966 President. “The donations we receive make a real difference in our community. We hope residents will continue to embrace the Santa Bus Food Drive so that we can make sure nobody goes hungry this holiday season.”

The Santa Bus will also be available to receive donations at No Frills Edward Street, Saturday Dec. 9, noon – 8 pm, and Metro Arthur Street, Sunday, Dec. 10, noon – 8 pm.

The 2016 Santa Bus campaign collected more than 11,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and almost $2,000 in cash donations. 

“The residents and business in the City of Thunder Bay are amazingly generous,” says Reino Pitkanen, Chair of the Thunder Bay Food Bank.  “We are very thankful for all everyone in this wonderful city does for us.” 

Santa Bus, in aid of the Thunder Bay Food Bank, is an opportunity for Transit employees to join the public to bring joy and happiness to others this holiday season.

The Thunder Bay Food Bank has been providing food and supplies to people in need for more than 25 years and have more than 1,400 clients every month. The need is always greater in the winter and especially over the holidays.

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 966 and Transit Services has served the community of Thunder Bay with safe, reliable, economical, and enviro-friendly Transit services for 125 years.

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Contact: Ken Koza, Amalgamated Transit Union 966 President, 628-9035
Dana Earle, Supervisor – Customer Care & Administrative Services, 684-3191