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18 Wheels of Christmas delivers huge haul for Calgary Food Bank

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CALGARY, Alta. -- The 18 Wheels of Christmas trailer pulled into the Calgary Food Bank Dec. 18 carrying 26 skids totaling 24,250 lbs of food donated by companies and individuals in the Western Canadian transportation industry.

The centerpiece was a Christmas tree made entirely of baby food purchased with cash donations made to this year’s campaign.

Another 1.5 skids of baby food was donated by Heinz Canada and Save-On-Foods. Two cheques for $3,550 were also donated to the Calgary Food Bank.

This year marked the tenth that the 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign has been held.

“We are still amazed with the generosity of the companies and individuals we contact each and every year for donations,” organizers said.

The campaign now covers: Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Lloydminster, Sparwood, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John. It is organized by staff from Rosenau Transport, which also donates use of the speciall-decorated trailer.

Trucking companies that participated this year included: Stan Poulsen Trucking; Bess Tank Lines; Rosenau Transport; Vitran; TST Overland; Consolidated Fast Frate; Westfreight Systems; J&R Hall; Hill Bros.; and Mika Trucking.

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