Kingston Transit announced it will be supporting The Salvation Army Community and Family Services’ annual holiday food drive again this year with a ‘Stuff the Bus‘ event at Grant’s No Frills (1162 Division St.) on Saturday, December 1st between 9am and 3pm.
For the third year in a row, staff from Kingston Transit and members of the Salvation Army will be on-site, filling 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,” said Transit & Fleet Services director, Jeremy DaCosta, in a release. “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 served more than 12,000 individuals and over 6,500 families with food, clothing and practical assistance in 2017. The Food Bank, through community meal programs, also provides over 16,000 nutritious meals to those in need.