Bay Town Trolley Helps Feed Families in Need

Bay Town Trolley partnered with Chatauqua Learn and Serve Center School for the 2014 Harvest Trolley Initiative, an annual food drive that encourages community members and local business to donate non-perishable food items.

The system offered a free, one-way ride for those who donated three canned food items on board system buses, October 27 through November 1. All proceeds from the drive go to the local Salvation Army for distribution to local families in need.

"First Transit is pleased to have partnered with the Chautauqua School for this year's Harvest Trolley," said Nancy Lohr, First Transit General Manager for the Bay Town Trolley. "It's great to see the community come together for such a worthy cause. We're honored to be a part of that."

This was the fourteenth year that the system has worked with Chautauqua on the event. Last year, the Harvest Trolley initiative gathered enough non-perishable food items to feed more than 400 individuals in the area.

"The Harvest Trolley food drive is an initiative that our students love getting involved with," said Cynthia McCauley, Executive Director of Chautauqua School. "From the dedication of our students, to the participation of local business partners, we're always overwhelmed by the amount of support the drive receives."