The Nelson Electric Tramway Society wants to collect enough non-perishable food items this Saturday to fill this car.

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society wants to collect enough non-perishable food items this Saturday to fill this car.

Fill the Birney Car

Tramway society wants to fill a streetcar with food.

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society, operators of Streetcar 23 and Birney Car 400, are planning their second annual food drive this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in an effort to raise much-needed non-perishable food items as well as cash donations to help the less fortunate to cope with day to day challenges.

The food drive has been named Fill the Birney Car and each donation permits the donor free Streetcar 23 rides, as well as admission into the newly constructed museum and the chance to win some fabulous prizes donated by local businesses.

“Last year we had a great time and raised a considerable amount of food for those in need,”  says Jim Robertson of the tramway society. “It is unfortunate that we have this need in Nelson but we like help the community whenever we can.”