The Nelson Electric Tramway Society is holding a food drive on September 27.

Free ride with donation

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society are holding their first "Fill the Birney car"food drive on September 27.

The Nelson Electric Tramway Society, operators of Streetcar 23 and Birney Car 400, are asking people to help fill the Birney car during their food drive on September 27.

The volunteer society has organized the drive 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” said society member Chris Holland.

The food drive has been named “Fill the Birney car” and each donation would permit the donor to unlimited free Streetcar 23 rides, as well as an admission into their newly constructed museum.

The society pledges that 100 per cent of all donations of food and/or cash will be given to The Salvation Army, Our Daily Bread, The Food Cupboard, and The Food Pantry.

“Each agency will determine the best allocation of the donations,” said Holland. “As we approach the fall harvest time of the year and Thanksgiving, we would like to share our blessings with others.

Donations will be accepted  on Saturday September 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on their Lakeside trolley route and the car barn.

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