Halifax Transit supports Feed Nova Scotia through virtual holiday turkey drive

This holiday season, Halifax Transit is supporting Feed Nova Scotia by encouraging online donations to the Halifax Transit Holiday Turkey Drive.

Since 1991, Halifax Transit and its employees supported Stuff-a-Bus, an annual Feed Nova Scotia food drive that collects food and monetary donations to provide assistance to local families over the holidays. This year, due to COVID-19, Stuff-A-Bus is unable to take place – but the need for donations remains greater than ever.

Through the Halifax Transit Holiday Turkey Drive, Feed Nova Scotia will be accepting online donations to purchase turkeys for local families. There is no minimum donation requirement, however, a donation of $25 is equivalent to one turkey.

Driving Donations Online

Our virtual food drive will support Feed Nova Scotia’s 2020 Turkey fundraiser, which provides more than 4,000 turkeys every year for local families in need of assistance over the holidays.

Every $25 adds one turkey to the virtual bus and brightens the holidays for one local family.

“Food banks provide a critical safety net for thousands of Nova Scotians every month of the year, and as the holidays approach the significance of the support they provide is felt even more deeply,” said Feed Nova Scotia spokesperson, Karen Theriault. “A donation to this campaign is about more than putting a turkey on the table. It’s one small way we can help struggling families share special memories this holiday season.”

The Stuff-A-Bus campaign was started in 1990 by bus Operator Jim Bartlett, whose son wanted to help local families. “Although it’s not buses as usual this year, we are excited to provide a virtual solution,” said Halifax Transit Executive Director, Dave Reage. “We know that this year more than ever Feed Nova Scotia needs our help. We’re happy to give back to the communities we serve every day.”

We are grateful for the generous support of our corporate partners, Scotiabank and 101.3 Virgin Radio.

Thank you for your support!

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