28th annual 'Stuff a Bus' campaign returns to help Edmontonians in need

Front of the ETS bus for 'Stuff a bus' Campaign (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

"We do this because any city of any size depends on empathy and looking out for one another" - Peter Haight, customer engagement of Edmonton Transit Service

 

 

The 28th annual Stuff a bus campaign returns to the city of Edmonton to help residents that are in need of food during the holiday season.

ETS has been running the annual campaign since 1995 to help people who rely on the food bank during the holidays, the city said, adding that the effort has raised about $496,000 in cash donations and approximately 553,000 kilograms of food over the years.

Tamisan Bencz-Knight, spokesperson for the Edmonton Food bank talks about this campaign as a kickstart of the season to help bring up the food and funds they need to operate, which is essential to their efforts with being a non government funded operation. 

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Tamisan Bencz-Knight, spokesperson for the Edmonton Food Bank (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

Bencz-Knight says that the most crucial items that are needed for the Stuff a bus campaign is canned soup, and other non perishable items such as children snacks for their lunches and cereal, and is inviting people to stuff the bus and bins at major grocery stores across the city.

 

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Items inside the ETS Bus for 'Stuff a bus Campaign' (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

Bencz-Knight says that she feels humbled seeing community members supporting each other, along with sharing empathy towards others in need.

 

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A community member in Edmonton donating items towards the 'Stuff a bus' Campaign (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

Peter Haight, customer engagement with ETS says "We do this because any city of any size depends on empathy and looking out for one another" with the Stuff a bus campaign.

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Peter Haight, customer engagement with ETS all smiles for the Stuff a bus Campaign (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

 

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