Holiday Train rolls through area overnight

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WANE) The brightly lit Canadian Pacific Holiday Train passed through northeast Indiana on its continent-wide mission to fight hunger.

Matt Ditton posted a video on Facebook of the train rolling through Kendallville just after 1 a.m. Thursday. A small crowd gathered to see the train, covered in holiday lights.

The Holiday Train is a moving charity that collects money and food and raises awareness for local food banks and food shelves. At its stops, it collects non-perishable canned goods including canned meat and fish, peanut butter, grains and fruits and vegetables.

The train was traveling from Windsor, Ontario, Canada to Chicago for three stops Friday, according to its schedule of events.

This is the 18th year of the Holiday Train’s mission. It travels from New York and Montreal on the East Coast to Fort Moody, British Columbia, Canada on the West Coast.