Thursday, May 31, 2012
Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system collected nearly 8,800 pounds of food and other items, a nearly 50 percent increase from last year, during its 25th annual “Give and Ride” food drive that took place the week of April 22. 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 feeds about 3,000 families every month. Eligible clients in need of emergency food assistance may receive food every 30 days.
For more information about Ride On, check the website
or call 311 (TTY, call 301-251-4850).
CATEGORIES: Ride On
POSTED AT: 4:30:00 AM