Help fight food insecurity in Southeast Iowa by supporting the Food Bank of Iowa at the 25th-anniversary tour of the Canadian Pacific Kansas City Holiday Train.
On Monday, November 27, at 10 a.m., the popular Holiday Train will stop at the CPKC Station at 1300 Wildwood Dr. on Highway 34 West. The special holiday event will include music from the train featuring Seaforth and Kiersza, treats and pictures with Santa, a gift basket drawing, and a check presentation from CPKC to the Ottumwa Distribution Center of the Food Bank of Iowa for the busy holiday season.
The Food Bank of Iowa will be accepting nonperishables and tax-deductible financial donations at the Holiday Train celebration. Donations can also be made online at foodbankiowa.org, through Venmo @Food Bank Iowa, and by mail and in person at 705 W. Main St., Ottumwa, IA 52501.
The CPKC Holiday Train, in addition to its own financial donation to nonprofit organizations, raises awareness of food insecurity across the country. Locally, the Food Bank of Iowa provides food and hope for Iowans facing hunger in its 55-county service area, as more than 96 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to feed our neighbors. For less than $2 per day, donations will help a child, hard-working adult, or senior on a fixed income receive the nutritious food they need to survive.
For more information about the Holiday Train or the Ottumwa Distribution Center of the Food Bank of Iowa, please call 641.682.3403.