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Free ride for food: RTC partners with Food Bank

By Miriam Hodgman

10846092_10152673117133813_7755515644140936182_nThe Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is teaming up with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada for the Food for Fare donation drive. On Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12, people who donate non-perishable, non-expired food will be able to ride RTC transit services for free.

The donations help support the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, which helps approximately 101-thousand people every month.

“Food is a basic necessity, and with the region still recovering from the great recession, so many would go hungry if not for the important work of the food bank. We are happy to partner with them in their efforts, and encourage others do donate food this holiday season and throughout the year,” RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson said.

This is the 22nd year for the Food for Fare drive, and this drive provides critical donations as the holiday season approaches. Donations will be accepted by coach operators as people board. Even those who are not riding the bus may drop off a donation with the coach operator at any RTC bus stop.

For information on routes and schedules, go to http://www.RTCwashoe.com or contact Passenger Services during regular hours at 348-RIDE.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Nevada serves the citizens of Reno, Sparks and unincorporated areas of Washoe County. As the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the region, the RTC provides leadership in planning, public policy development and implementation of quality transportation systems through a commitment to excellence and stewardship to meet the community’s present and future transportation needs. For more information about RTC projects visit rtcwashoe.com and sign up for free email updates using MyRTC or call 775-348-0400.

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