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DART, Food Bank of Delaware Kick off Stuff the Bus Food Drive

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DOVER, Del. - DART First State is picking up more than just people this week. The company has teamed up with the Food Bank of Delaware to host its 16th annual "Stuff the Bus" Food Drive.

DART set up two buses Tuesday in Dover and Milford to collect non-perishable food items.

According to Food Bank of Delaware, they distribute 7 to 10 million pounds of food and fill orders for over 500 hunger-relief partners in Delaware. They estimate that 242,000 Delawareans turn to emergency food assistance every year to avoid going hungry. Almost half of those people are children.

Last year the food drive filled two 30-foot transit buses with 21,595 pounds of non-perishable food items.

All non-perishable food items are accepted. However, some of their most needed holiday items include:

·    Gravy
·    Instant mashed potatoes
·    Canned fruits and vegetables
·    Stuffing
·    Boxed biscuit mix
·    Canned vegetables
·    Pasta & pasta sauce
·    Macaroni and cheese
·    Pancake mix/pancake syrup
·    Sweet potatoes/yams

The DART buses will be set up at the following locations:

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
ACME, Fairfax Shopping Center
US Route 202 in Wilmington

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rodney Square, Market Street side

Friday, Nov. 15, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rodney Square, Market Street side

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