Kingston Transit has announced it will be once again hosting a ‘Stuff the Bus’ event in support of the Salvation Army Community and Family Services’ annual holiday food drive.
KT staff and members of the Salvation Army will be in the No Frills parking lot at 1162 Division St. between 9am and 3pm, collecting non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to fill a Kingston Transit bus. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
“As another holiday season approaches, we are teaming up with The Salvation Army Community and Family Services,” says Jeremy DaCosta, Director, Transit Services. “As always, our goal on November 30 is to encourage No Frills’ shoppers and members of our 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, with this event now in its fourth year, along with its riders.
The charity says a significant need for its services is anticipated for this year and its goal is to see that no one in the Kingston area goes without adequate food.
In 2018, over 12,000 individuals and more than 6,500 families were served by the Salvation Army with food, clothing and practical assistance. The Food Bank also provided over 16,000 nutritious meals to those in need through community meal programs.
Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday for our @salvationarmyK 'Stuff the Bus' event. We collected a record breaking 2,915 non-perishable food items this year (700 more pieces than in 2018). Special thank you to Grant's #NoFrills for hosting! #YGK pic.twitter.com/27FStMoa3I
— Kingston Transit (@KingstonTransit) December 4, 2019