DART's 22nd Annual "Stuff The Bus" Food Drive Collected 13.1 Tons of Food For Delawareans
Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) announced today that DART's 22nd annual "Stuff The Bus" Thanksgiving Food Drive collected 13.1 tons (26,201 pounds) of food. The week-long food drive took place from November 11 to November 16 at the Acme in Rehoboth, the Dover Safeway, Walmart in Milford, Rodney Square in Wilmington, and the ShopRite stores at First State Plaza, Brandywine Commons and Four Seasons Shopping Centers. As the Holiday season continues, the Food Bank of Delaware will distribute the donated food through its Hunger Relief Partners to Delaware residents in need of food assistance.
John Sisson, DTC's Chief Executive Officer, stated "This was our 22nd year of "Stuff The Bus" and I'm proud of our employees, business partners, bus riders, and the community, whose generous donations will help out their fellow Delawareans in need of food assistance."
Donations were received from the general public, as well as businesses, schools, organizations, and state agencies throughout the entire State, including the employees from DART, DMV and DelDOT, which filled three 30-foot buses full of non-perishable food. DART's partners, Sharp Energy, ROUSH CleanTech, Chesapeake Utilities and Coach and Equipment donated a total of $6,000 worth of food, which was loaded onto a DART propane autogas paratransit bus. To see photos from the event, visit DART's Facebook page.
Again this year, DART partnered with Delaware 105.9 FM, WAFL 97.7 FM and WNCL 101.3 FM, which are part of Forever Media, along with The Vault 103.5/106.1 FM, part of The Voice Radio Network stations. Thanks to staff and listeners from the radio stations, "Stuff The Bus" in Rehoboth, Milford and Dover was a great success. And thanks to our other partners from Forever Media, WSTW 93.7 FM and WDEL 101.7 FM, who brought out their listeners to the ShopRite in First State Plaza and Brandywine Commons. We also want to thank the staff and listeners from WJBR 99.5 FM, part of the Beasley Broadcasting Group, who helped to fill the bus in Rodney Square and ShopRite at Four Seasons.
Thank you to everyone for their generosity and support in helping us "stuff" our buses. Together as a team, we have helped to make a difference in providing food assistance to Delawareans in need.
The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For more information, please visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 1-800-652-DART. Real-Time Bus Information and DART Pass, the mobile fare payment option, are both available on the free DART Transit App (iOS and Android).