Holiday Train to stop in Byron on Nov. 26
BYRON — People Helping People, the food pantry in Byron, is pleased to announce the Canadian Pacific/Kansas City Southern Railroad’s, Holiday Train, will be stopping in Byron on Sunday, Nov. 26. The Holiday Train’s purpose is to raise money, food, and awareness for people struggling with food insecurity while simultaneously spreading festive cheer. The train will arrive at 11:45 a.m. and present and awesome, 30-minute concert of holiday music by the duo of Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson known as Seaforth and Canadian performer Kiesza.
“The Holiday Train program is close to the hearts of our CPKC family. Our railroaders take great joy in joining communities across our network as they come together in the giving spirit of the holidays," CPKC President and CEO Keith Creel said. “We are proud to support local food banks as we fight food insecurity by collecting food and raising money and awareness. I am grateful to all the railroaders and community members who have supported the Holiday Train over the past quarter century and made it such a success.”
Live music is essential to the CPKC Holiday Train experience. The performance is designed to get you into the holiday spirit of giving. Although the Holiday Train shows are free to attend, CPKC asks attendees to bring healthy non-perishable food items or a monetary donation if they're able. Fruits, cereals, jelly, tuna and other canned meats, pasta, pasta sauce and crackers are all in high demand. The monetary donations are used to buy meats and other perishables. People Helping People will have a truck across from the performance to accept your donations, all of which will stay with the pantry to help those in need in the local community.
Since the Holiday Train program launched in 1999, the CPKC has raised more than $22.5 million and collected in excess of five million pounds of food for community food pantries across North America. So, grab your kids, grandparents, friends and neighbors and come out to see the train, enjoy the show and help the local food pantry, People Helping People, fill their shelves for the holidays!