Delaware Transit Corporation announces the 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 Nov. 6-11 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, Delaware Transit Corporation Chief Executive Officer, said, “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.
Sharp Energy donated a total of $5,000 worth of food. Sharp Energy’s donation that was loaded onto a DART propane autogas paratransit bus.
DART partnered with EAGLE 97.7 FM, The Chicken 101.3 FM, WSTW 93.7 FM, which are part of Forever Media.
For more information on donating food, contact the Food Bank at 302-292-1305, or visit FBD.org.