Updated: May 27, 2020
By Tony McCaulay
Press Release, published by WheelsBus/Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA)
Nov. 20, 2019
LIVERMORE, CA, November 20, 2019 – The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels and Rapid bus services, hosted another “Stuff-A-Bus” holiday food drive on Saturday November 16. The event took place at the Lucky Supermarket in Pleasanton.
Several hundred Tri-Valley residents stopped by to help the Open Heart Kitchen and Tri-Valley Haven stock their food pantries for the holiday season. Individual donations ranged from a single can to 50 pounds. In addition, employees from the Livermore-based transit bus manufacturer GILLIG held their own food drive in support of the Stuff-a-Bus event and donated 300 pounds of non-perishable food items. The total weight of donated items exceeded 1,750 pounds. In addition, cash and gift card donations totaled over $880.
LAVTA again used a “Stuff-a-Bus Bingo” theme for this year’s food drive. Game cards listed the items most in need by the two food banks receiving the donations. Bingo prizes ranged from small promotional items to several pairs of San Jose Sharks tickets, donated by radio station 101.7 KKIQ, which broadcast live from the event.
About the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority
The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was created in 1985 by the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton and Alameda County to serve area transit needs. LAVTA serves nearly 2 million passengers a year on our bus and paratransit services.
LAVTA supports environmental sustainability by reducing vehicle trips and traffic congestion on local streets and improving air quality in the Tri-Valley region. In addition to passenger fares, the agency is supported financially by federal, state and local agencies, including the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Measure B and BB.
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