Bensenville-Wood Dale Food Pantry receives $10,000 from Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

  • Bensenville Village President Frank DeSimone joins Bensenville-Wood Dale Food Pantry representatives Debbie Lechman and Ann Larsen in celebrating a $10,000 donation from the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.

    Bensenville Village President Frank DeSimone joins Bensenville-Wood Dale Food Pantry representatives Debbie Lechman and Ann Larsen in celebrating a $10,000 donation from the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. Courtesy of Village of Bensenville

 
 
Updated 1/18/2022 6:33 PM

As part of the Canadian Pacific's 2021 holiday train celebration, they donated $10,000 to the Bensenville-Wood Dale Food Pantry.

This is their fourth consecutive year donating to the pantry.

 

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train aims to raise awareness of local hunger issues in the United States and Canada.

The train first stopped in Bensenville in 2018 and typically features free live musical entertainment, giveaways, refreshments, food donations, and a check presentation to the food pantry.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, CP Rail hosted a virtual concert and continued donating to food pantries around the country.

Their virtual event took place on Saturday, Dec. 18, and was streamed live on Canadian Pacific Rail's Facebook and YouTube pages.

"It's donations like this coupled with the food pantry's dedicated volunteer base that allows them to do what they do for our community every day. I can't thank them enough for donating their time and talents to help ensure that no one in our community goes hungry," said Village President Frank DeSimone.

The Bensenville-Wood Dale Food Pantry has been a volunteer-based organization for over 50 years.

With additional families visiting the food pantry weekly, volunteers are needed now more than ever.

If you are interested in volunteering, call (630) 766-9382 or visit their website at www.bwdfp.org

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