United States: Autogas bus transports tons of food for Thanksgiving charity

Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), operating as DART First State, announced that DART’s 24th annual “Stuff The Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive has collected 12 tons (24,169 pounds) of food using an LPG-powered vehicle.

“I’m proud this was our 24th year of “Stuff The Bus” and the overwhelming support from the DTC and DelDOT employee volunteers, business partners, bus riders, and the community; and how our food drive continues to grow through the generous donations that benefit fellow Delawareans,” said John Sisson, DTC’s CEO.

Donations were received from the public, as well as businesses, schools, organisations, and state agencies throughout the entire State. In addition, Sharp Energy donated a truck worth of food, that was loaded onto a DART’s Autogas paratransit bus.

The week-long food drive took place from November 8 to November 13 at the Safeway 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. In April, DART held the “Stuff The Bus” COVID19 Relief food drive that collected 4.8 tons (9,621 pounds) of food. In total, Stuff The Bus food drives in 2021 collected 16.8 tons (33,790 pounds) of food that the Food Bank of Delaware distributes through their Hunger Relief Partners to Delaware residents in need of food assistance. For more information, please check this link.

24 November 2021