DART First State Launches 16th Annual “Stuff The Bus”
Food Drive from November 12 to 15
to Collect Food to Help Delawareans in Need
DART First State today announced that it will hold the 16th annual “Stuff The Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive throughout the State starting on November 12 and ending on November 15. The public is invited to help “Stuff The Bus” by donating nonperishable food items such as canned goods, boxed cereal, and household products such as paper products, laundry detergents, and side dishes. The Food Bank of Delaware, located in Newark, will distribute the donated food via its more than 500 hunger-relief partners in Delaware. Last year, the DART First State “Stuff the Bus” food drive stuffed two 30’ buses and collected 10.8 tons of food for Delawareans in need, thanks to the generosity of the public, including several schools and businesses.
“Stuff The Bus” 2013 will be collecting food at five sites throughout the State. The site locations, collection dates, and times are:
Tuesday, November 12, Walmart, 939 N. DuPont Highway in Milford 8 AM – 6 PM
Acme, North Dover Center in Dover 8 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday, November 13, Acme, Fairfax Shopping Center, US 202 in Wilmington 8 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, November 14, Rodney Square (Market Street side) in Wilmington 7 AM – 5 PM
Friday, November 15, Rodney Square (Market Street side) in Wilmington 7 AM – 1 PM
There will be live radio broadcasts with EAGLE 97.7 and COOL 101.3 all day long on Tuesday, at both the Walmart in Milford and Acme in Dover. On Thursday at Rodney Square, WJBR will broadcast from 11 AM to 1 PM.
At each collection site, DART First State will be staffing an exhibit that will also provide public transit and food bank information to visitors.
DART First State also encourages the public to donate directly to the Food Bank of Delaware if they are unable to visit any of the “Stuff The Bus” collection sites. For more information on donating food, contact the Food Bank at 302-292-1305, or visit their website at www.FBD.org.
The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For information on fixed route bus services statewide, please call
1-800-652-DART or visit www.DartFirstState.com.