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Photo Submitted The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train did not make its annual visit to communities last month to raise money for food for Americans and Canadians in need, but a virtual concert was held and donations were made. been made to local organizations.

The Canadian Pacific Holiday train did not visit communities this year, but a concert was held virtually last month and funds were provided to help feed those in need.

Louis “Mac” McLeod, executive director of the Minot Area Homeless Coalition, said $ 7,000 was divided and distributed to three pantries, eight soup kitchens and a meals-on-wheels program.

The funds go to the Minot Area Homeless Coalition and this organization distributes them.

McLeod said they are very grateful for what the CP Holiday Train does each year. Last year’s Holiday Train was also virtual and funds were provided as well, he said.

Those who received funds locally this year included three pantries – Notre-Dame de Grâce, the Salvation Army and the Lord’s Closet; eight soup kitchens – Faith United Methodist, Christ Lutheran, Immanuel Baptist, First Lutheran, Seventh-Day Adventist, Cornerstone (two) and St. Leo’s; and the Meals on Wheels program.

Each year, a local organization is selected as a recipient of a local food drive. The Salvation Army was the recent recipient.

The recent CP “Holiday train home” The concert aired on Facebook, YouTube, and the Holiday Train website on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

CP President and CEO Keith Creel said they were disappointed that they couldn’t once again put on a live performance to communities along their tracks, but happy to have been able to bring musicians together. exceptional for the performance that will help feed Canadians and Americans in need.

“The CP family can’t wait to get the Holiday Train back on tour as soon as it’s safe,” Creel said.

CP’s corporate donation in 2021 will bring the total amount of funds raised at CP Holiday Train stops to $ 20.64 million since the train’s inception in 1999. Food banks have also raised $ 4.9 million. food donation books at local Holiday Train events, according to CP information.

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