‘Give & Ride’ Food Drive (Photos & Video)

County Executive Isiah Leggett joined Manna Food Center Executive Director Minerva Delgado on April 25 to urge residents to participate in the upcoming “Give and Ride” food drive from April 28 through May 4.

Ride On bus passengers can help needy families and ride free by donating canned or nonperishable food during Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s annual “Give and Ride” food drive. Ride On will collect donations from April 28 through May 4. Food collection bags will be placed near the fare boxes on all Ride On buses. In addition to non-perishable food, children’s items are also needed. Disposable diapers, formula, baby or toddler food and juice are especially useful to families in need. Plastic containers are preferred.

Find out more in this video:

  • photo Isiah Leggett making food donation in Give and ride

Food collected through the drive goes to the Manna Food Center, which feeds 3,600 hungry families a month. This is the 26th year Ride On has sponsored this effort. Last year, Ride On collected nearly 8,800 pounds of food and other items.

Residents who do not ride the bus but wish to donate food can participate by giving their donations to a bus operator at any Ride On bus stop. Your tax deductible contributions can be made out to Manna Food Center. Please indicate “Ride On” on the “For” or “Memo” line in the lower left corner of a check so that we can track the success of the program.

Visit Manna Food Center website for more information.

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