Thursday, April 28, 2011
Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system collected more than 6,000 pounds of food and other items during its 24th annual “Give and Ride” food drive that took place the week of April 10. Bus passengers received free rides by donating canned or nonperishable food, disposable diapers, formula, baby or toddler food, and juice.
All food donations were sent to the Manna Food Center, a Gaithersburg-based non-profit organization that distributes food to the County’s neediest residents. Manna requested that Ride On hold its annual food collection drive in the spring to better meet community food distribution needs. Manna distributes about 70 pounds of fresh and nonperishable food to more than 3,300 families every month. Eligible clients in need of emergency food assistance may receive food every 30 days.
For bus stop locations or bus schedules, call the County’s Transit Information Center at 240-777-7433, or TTY number 240-773-3556. Route and timetable information is also available on Ride On’s web site at montgomerycountymd.gov/rideon
. SmarTrip® and passes can be purchased online.
CATEGORIES: Ride On
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