Moriah Food Pantry welcomes donations

PORT HENRY No one is more excited about the arrival of the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train than officials at the Moriah Food Pantry. The decorated train is scheduled to stop at the Port Henry train station at 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3. Those coming to the Port Henry stop are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Moriah Food Pantry. A highway department truck will be parked at the trains station to collect the donations. The people of Moriah are very generous, said Sue Morse of the food pantry. Were so appreciative. Its because of the donations of so many people that we can continue our service. Like last year, Canadian Pacific has announced it will donate $1,000 to the Moriah Food Pantry as part of the stop. Morse said all donations are appreciated, especially cash. Money donated is used by the pantry to purchase perishable items such as meat. Checks, made payable to the Moriah Food pantry, can be mailed to 15 Maple Lane, Mineville 12956. This will be the third year the train, covered with hundreds of holiday lights and carrying a live concert, will stop in Port Henry. Now in its eighth year in North America, Canadian Pacific Railways two lighted Holiday Trains one in the eastern U.S. and Canada and another in the Midwest carrying live musical shows performed from boxcar stages in an effort to end hunger. Since the Holiday Train program began in 1999, more than $3 million and 1.6 million pounds of food have been collected.

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