Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) is happy to announce that DART’s 26th annual “Stuff The Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive collected 10.5 tons (21,000 pounds) of food. The week-long food drive took place from November 6 to November 11 at the Safeway stores in Rehoboth and Dover, Milford Walmart, Rodney Square in Wilmington, and the ShopRite stores at Chestnut Hill Plaza, First State Plaza, Brandywine Commons and Four Seasons Shopping Centers.
“Our annual Stuff The Bus food drive is another example of how DelDOT gives back to the communities we serve,” said Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski. “We are grateful to everyone who contributed to making this event a success to support the Food Bank of Delaware.”
John Sisson, DTC’s Chief Executive Officer, stated “This was our 26th year of “Stuff The Bus” and I’m proud of the DTC, DelDOT and DMV 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 Delaware, including the employees from DART, DelDOT, DMV and the Toll Plazas. DART thanks all of its partners, with a special thank you to Sharp Energy, who donated a total of $5,000 worth of food. Sharp Energy’s donation that was loaded onto a DART propane autogas paratransit bus. To see photos from the event, visit DART’s Facebook page.
DART partnered with EAGLE 97.7 FM and The Chicken 101.3 FM, which are part of Forever Media, and thanks to the staff and listeners from these radio stations, “Stuff The Bus” events in Rehoboth, Milford and Dover were a great success. And thanks to our other partners, WSTW 93.7 FM, from Forever Media, who brought out their listeners to the ShopRite stores in First State Plaza, Chestnut Hill Plaza and Four Seasons Shopping Center.
DTC would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support in helping “stuff” our buses. Together as a team, we have helped make a difference in providing food assistance to Delawareans in need.
For more information on donating food, contact the Food Bank at 302-292-1305, or visit their website at www.FBD.org. The Food Bank of Delaware is a nonprofit agency committed to ending hunger in Delaware.
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).