CP Holiday Train chugging through Merrickville November 27

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House of Lazarus (HOL) staff and volunteers will be heading to Merrickville to meet the CP Holiday Train again this year and… you’re invited!

HOL, along with Merrickville Emergency Food Cupboard and South Grenville Food Bank will be on site at the Merrickville train stop Wednesday, November 27 at 4:45 pm to celebrate the season, and to accept donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations for their respective organizations. The train stop is located at the East Broadway and County Road 2 tracks.

Thanks to the generosity of those who attend this annual event, these food banks have been able to help many individuals and families in need. In fact, this program has raised more than $15.8 million and 4.5 million pounds of food throughout Canada and the United States since 1999.

“The CP Holiday Train is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit,” HOL client services manager Kim Merkley said. “In addition to the holiday music and festivities, it gives people the chance to do something nice, something meaningful, for their neighbours in need. I know our food bank clients are grateful for the help they receive at Christmas and all year long. It’s a good feeling to know that people in the community care about you.”

To help make this year’s CP Holiday Train event the best yet, organizers are asking fans to follow the train on social media (@CPHolidayTrain) and to invite their friends and family to not only attend the event, but to also spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, and/or on Instagram by using #CPHolidayTrain.

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