As the holiday season approaches, local food banks are in need of essential supplies. To provide support, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels and Rapid bus services, will host another “Stuff-A-Bus” holiday food drive.
Lucky Supermarkets has partnered with LAVTA to host the event at its store located at the corner of W. Las Positas Boulevard and Hopyard Road in Pleasanton. The food drive is scheduled for Saturday November 18 from 10 am to 4 pm. All donations received will be delivered to the Open Heart Kitchen and Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantries to assist Tri-Valley residents.
LAVTA employees will be on hand to collect non-perishable food donations to help bring good cheer to Tri-Valley families this holiday season. Among the most needed items are: canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, juice boxes, cooking oil, granola bars, pasta, rice, beans, and grocery gift cards.
To add some fun to this year’s food drive, LAVTA has developed a “Stuff-a-Bus Bingo” game. Game cards will be available at the food drive or can be downloaded in advance at wheelsbus.com. Anyone donating a complete bingo line will win a prize. Those who donate all of the items on the card or donate a Lucky gift card of $25 or more will also be entered into a drawing. Prizes including a Wheels/Rapid monthly pass and San Jose Sharks tickets, donated by radio station 101.7 KKIQ, which will be broadcasting 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 Wheels 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.