Metro and TANK Generated More Than 1.5 Tons of Goods for the Needy at Stuff the Bus

This friendly competition on Nov. 23 resulted in more than 1.5 tons of nonperishable items or about 2,800 meals for the less fortunate in the community.

Stuff the Bus volunteersCINCINNATI – Metro and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) competed to get the most nonperishable items for local nonprofits at the 2013 Stuff the Bus food drive in Cincinnati in Northern Kentucky. This year, Metro came out on top – but the real winners are the community partners.

This friendly competition on Nov. 23 resulted in more than 1.5 tons of nonperishable items or about 2,800 meals for the less fortunate in the community.

Cincinnati contributed nearly 1,800 pounds of nonperishable items for the Freestore Foodbank at the Anderson Kroger. At the Buttermilk Towne Center Remke Market, Northern Kentucky generated 1,600 pounds of donations for Be Concerned in Covington.

Be Concerned has helped low-income families since 1968. It is deeply committed to honoring the dignity and humanity of all persons. Its purpose is to assist low-income people of Northern Kentucky in obtaining basic necessities for life. Learn more at http://www.beconcerned.org.

The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky is an integral part of the Northern Kentucky community, serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties as well as downtown Cincinnati for more than 30 years. Nearly 4 million passengers each year rely on the more than 100 TANK buses throughout the region to get them where they need to be. TANK is on the web at www.tankbus.org.

The Freestore Foodbank is the largest emergency food and services provider to children and families in the Tri-State. The organization is a trusted partner to more than 275 nonprofit partner agencies spread across 20 counties, through which it distributes over 19 million meals and other products to more than 300,000 individuals annually. Visit www.freestorefoodbank.org for details.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year. Visit www.go-metro.com.

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