San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will hold its 16th Annual Stuff the Bus food drive Friday, November 14 through Sunday, November 16, 2014. RTD will once again lead a countywide effort, joined by transit agencies in Lodi, Manteca, and Escalon. These agencies, along with RTD, will hold simultaneous food drives using vehicles, staff, and volunteers to collect food for the following nonprofit agencies in their communities, respectively: Greater Stockton Emergency Food Bank, Salvation Army, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Escalon CARE. The food collected will feed thousands of San Joaquin County Residents this holiday season.
RTD began Stuff the Bus in 1999 as a food drive campaign that encourages area residents to “stuff” an RTD bus with food donations to benefit local nonprofit agencies. Agencies also accept turkey and meat donations for families to use for holiday dinners. Over the past 15 years, RTD and its campaign partners have collected 208,242 pounds of food to help those in need during the holiday season.
RTD and its transit partners will be at the following locations and times where you may drop off your donations: