First Transit employees at the company’s three TriMet locations throughout the Portland, OR metro area, as well as the TriMet call center, recently helped ensure meals for those who may have otherwise gone without during this holiday season. During a food drive that ran from November 3-21, First Transit’s TriMet team members collected more than 3,000 pounds of food items for the Oregon Food Bank.
First Transit Region Vice President Don Swain extended his appreciation to the Portland team members, stating, “Our team not only collected food items for those in need, but each employee also donated fourteen hours of personal time to volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank. We are very grateful to First Transit’s TriMet team for the support they have provided to their community members who are in need.”
It is the mission of the Oregon Food bank “to eliminate hunger and its root causes ... because no one should be hungry.” The Food Bank takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing the community together to provide food, education and hope to neighbors in need. Through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, the Oregon Food Bank provides emergency food to people who are hungry, helping one in five households fend off hunger.
About First Transit
First Transit, Inc. has nearly 60 years of experience and is a leading provider of passenger transportation contract and management services in the United States. First Transit, Inc. currently provides operation, management and consulting for 235 locations in 45 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, federal agencies, municipal organizations and private companies. First Transit employs more than 13,000 dedicated transit professionals.
TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail service in the Portland metro area. TriMet transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making the Portland region a better place to live.