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Edmontonians Show Busloads of Generosity!

December 05, 2011

Stuff a Bus campaign benefits Edmonton Food Bank

Edmontonians flocked to 13 Save-On-Foods locations over the course of the past week and donated over 20,000 kg of food and close to $14,000 in cash donations.

“The donations received are equal to fourteen buses stuffed with food,” said Denise Kirkpatrick, Stuff a Bus campaign Manager for Edmonton Transit Services (ETS). “Thanks to the kindness of Edmontonians, that food will help feed close to 400 families for a month.”

ETS, along with its partners, has operated the annual Stuff a Bus campaign since 1995. Each year, ETS volunteers bring 40-foot buses to every Save-On-Foods store in the city to collect non-perishable food items for the Edmonton Food Bank. Since its inception, the campaign has collected 302,545 kilograms of food and $325,729 in cash to help feed Edmontonians in need.

“I want to express our appreciation to Save-On-Foods, Joe FM, the Edmonton Sun, Global TV, our wonderful volunteers and to all Edmontonians who made this year’s campaign such a success,” added Kirkpatrick. “Together, they’ve all made a tremendous difference in their community.”

 

For more information:

Denise Kirkpatrick

ETS Community Relations

Telephone

780-720-3057