Holiday Train Raises $18,600 From Community

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Between 2,500 to 3,500 people showed up to the CP Holiday Train stop in Columbia Heights Dec 11, and 1,915 pounds of donated food was collected, according to estimates.

The event was a collaboration among East Side Neighborhood Services, Canadian Pacific Railway, HeightsNEXT, and the cities of Columbia Heights, St. Anthony, and Minneapolis, with considerable help from the police and fire departments. Activities began at 6:30 pm near the stop at 37th Ave between 37th Ave &
Stinson Blvd. After the train pulled in at about 8:15 pm, The Trews and Willy Porter played a live concert for the crowd, and a check for $15,000 (on top of another $3,600 in cash donations) in donated funds was given to East Side Neighborhood Services Metro Food Programs.

The mission of the Holiday Train is to address food insecurity in the communities it stops in by raising money and gathering food donations. Thanks to all who donated and see you next year!