County Connection’s Annual Food Drive Begins November 26
Concord, Calif.– When Thanksgiving leftovers are put away, please take a moment and consider those with no leftovers. In the spirit of giving and generosity, County Connection will ask employees and passengers to donate food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Beginning Monday, November 26th, County Connection buses will become rolling collection points for passengers wishing to donate food. The tradition, which began nearly thirty years ago, brings much needed food to the community each year. Last year, County Connection passengers contributed over 850 pounds of food.
All County Connection buses will have plastic milk crates placed near the front of the bus to hold donations, and when needed, road supervisors will meet buses on the road to empty crates that are full. The most needed items are protein sources like peanut butter and canned meats, all canned goods, dried beans, rice, pastas, iron rich cereal, tomato products, and 100% fruit juice. Food Bank officials have asked that no glass containers be donated as they can easily break during transportation and sorting.