Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

December 18, 2013 05:03 ET

Feeding the Possibility of a Calgary Without Hunger

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 18, 2013) - Santa and his Elf will be taking a break from the North Pole to make a special delivery to the Calgary Food Bank tomorrow, Thursday, December 19th for the 18 Wheels of Christmas.

Date: Thursday, December 19
Time: 11:00 am Santa and his Elf are loading donations collected throughout December
Location: Rosenau Transport (234180 Wrangler Road SE)
Time: 5:00 pm specially decorated 53-ft. trailer arrives at the warehouse for unloading
Location: Calgary Food Bank (5000-11 Street SE)

18 Wheels of Christmas is an annual food drive, which calls on the transportation industry and the public to donate cash or food, which is then donated to their local food bank. The event is coordinated by Rosenau Transport and travels to Edmonton, Calgary and Okotoks, Sparwood, Regina and Saskatoon and as far east as Brandon.

For more information on this Christmas campaign, visit http://18wheelsofxmas.blogspot.ca/ or www.calgaryfoodbank.com

18 Wheels of Christmas in support of the Calgary Food Bank

Fact Sheet

What is 18 Wheels of Christmas?

18 Wheels of Christmas is an annual food drive conceived in 2002. It was created to give the Global Transportation Community, a way to give something back to the communities in which they live and work.

The concept, though simple, has far reaching effects for the less fortunate in our communities. Our ultimate goal is to use 18 Wheels of Christmas to stock every Food Bank in every community across the country at Christmas time. Though our collection efforts are centered around the Christmas season, much of what we collect in communities often lasts through the entire year. Every single item or dollar that we collect in a community stays in that community.

Where does the Money Go?

18 Wheels of Christmas is not a registered charity. We are simply providing the means for donations to get to the Food Banks.

100% of every dollar donated goes to the Food Banks in the communities in which it was collected. Sometimes the donation is made in cash to the Food Bank. Other times, your financial donation is used to purchase essential items for the Food Banks such as baby food, diapers or other items that were not contributed. Every corporate donation is acknowledged both at the Food Banks and on this website.

* There are no paid organizers or workers. Everyone's time is donated.

* Our 18 Wheels trailers have been generously donated, decaled, decorated and maintained by our corporate sponsors.

* The fuel we burn in our trucks during collection was provided by our companies.

* Our advertising and promotion is provided by our sponsors or we utilize free media options such as this website.

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