DART Launches 21st Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, November 5 to 10, to Help Delawareans in Need of Food Assistance

Wilmington --

DART today announced their 21st year of partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware for the annual "Stuff The Bus" Thanksgiving Food Drive, with a goal of collecting 20 tons of non-perishable food for Delawareans in need of food assistance. We are looking for the public's help to achieve the goal.

The "Stuff The Bus" food drive starts on Monday, November 5, ending on Saturday, November 10. New this year, we'll be at the Safeway in Dover on Tuesday, November 6 and the ShopRite at Wilmington's Riverfront on Wednesday, November 7. The public is invited to stop by the bus at any of the seven collection sites with their nonperishable food donations to help "Stuff The Bus".

The Food Bank of Delaware is a nonprofit agency committed to ending hunger in Delaware. According to the Food Bank, annually 1 in 8 people in Delaware rely on the Food Bank's partners and programs for food assistance and 25 percent are children.

"Stuff The Bus" will be collecting food at seven sites throughout the State. The site locations, collection dates, and times are:

Monday, November 5: Acme, 18578 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth, 9 AM - 3 PM

Tuesday, November 6: Walmart, 939 N. DuPont Highway, Milford


Safeway, 190 John Hunn Brown Rd., Dover, 8 AM - 6 PM NEW

(Corner of S. Bay Rd. at S. Little Creek Rd.)

Wednesday, November 7: ShopRite, 501 S. Walnut St., Wilmington, 9 AM - 4 PM NEW

Thursday, November 8: Rodney Square, Market Street side, Wilmington, 7 AM - 5 PM

Saturday, November 10: Acme, Suburban Plaza, 100 Suburban Dr., Newark


Acme, 460 E. Main St., Middletown, 9 AM - 3 PM

As part of our annual food drive, we'll have live radio broadcasts; come out to meet the stations' deejays on:

Monday, November 5: Acme in Rehoboth - Delaware 105.9 from 11 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday, November 6: Walmart in Milford - COOL 101.3 from 6 AM - 6 PM

Tuesday, November 6: Safeway in Dover - EAGLE 97.7 from 6 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday, November 7: ShopRite in Wilmington - WSTW 93.7 from 10 AM - 2 PM & WDEL from 12 PM - 3 PM

Thursday, November 8: Rodney Square in Wilmington - WJBR from 11 AM - 1 PM

Saturday, November 10: Acme in Middletown - WJBR from 11 AM - 1 PM

DART 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.