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Christmas food drive cruises to the Web

CALGARY, Alta. -- The 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign has gone to the Internet to chronicle the food drives progre...


Santa was out with the 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign on Nov. 25 at a Safeway in south Calgary collecting donations from the public.
Santa was out with the 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign on Nov. 25 at a Safeway in south Calgary collecting donations from the public.

CALGARY, Alta. — The 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign has gone to the Internet to chronicle the food drives progress as it travels around Alberta.

The 18 Wheels campaign recently finished a tour up in northeastern Alberta, where it teamed up with the already established Christmas Convoy to travel to a number of different cities and towns.

The weeklong excursion turned out to be a huge success, as the intake was more than double what it was the previous year. The amount for the week, including cash and groceries totaled a little more than $32,000, which bested the previous year by almost $17,000.

Recently, 18 Wheels was able to donate a mixed skid to the Veterans Food Bank in Calgary. As well, through a $1,000 donation the campaign purchased 200 cases of macaroni and cheese, which will be distributed 2,400 different families throughout Alberta. Another 2,600 jars of baby food were also purchased.

The campaign wraps up on Dec. 20 and the campaigns progress can be viewed at http://18wheelsofchristmas.blogspot.com.


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