Christmas is a time of giving and Guelph gave, and gave, and gave this year. The Guelph Police Service announced the results of their thrid annual Stuff and Ambulance campaign, and the results were impressive. I almost think that the Royal City should upgarde to a "Stuff a Bus" campaign a la Waterloo Region. That's not up to me, obviously, but what I can report is that the Guelph Food Bank, which I profiled in a recent Guelph Politicast, is getting about seven more tons of food soon. Just in time for the holidays.
Here's the press release from GPS:
The Third Annual Stuff an Ambulance event was held this past Saturday December 13 at two Zehrs locations, Clair Road and Paisley Road. Guelph Police, firefighters and paramedics collected food and cash donations from the Guelph community in support of the Guelph Food bank.
- Total pounds in food – 8,232
- Total cash funds - $3,366.07 which is the equivalent to 5,049.1 lbs of food
- Grand total in pounds – 13,281
- Great job once again Guelph and thanks to all those who gave their time towards this important community event.