For the month of February, StarMetro, the City of Tallahassee’s public transit system, will host its annual Stuff the Bus food drive to support the Second Harvest of the Big Bend food bank. This year’s theme is "Drive the Love in Tallahassee."
To encourage donations, free StarMetro bus passes for same day travel will be offered every Friday in February to those who donate non-perishable food items.
You can ride the bus free one way by donating 2 items, or ride free all day by donating three items on any Friday in February: February 7, 14, 21, and 28.
StarMetro will collect donations on buses February 1-29. You can also drop off your non-perishable food items at any of these locations:
- City Hall, 300 S. Adams St.
- C.K. Steele Plaza, 111 W. Tennessee St.
- Consolidated Dispatch Agency, 911 Easterwood Drive
- Frenchtown Renaissance Center, 435 N. Macomb St.
- Gemini Building, 408 N. Adams St.
- StarMetro Main Office, 555 Appleyard Drive
- Tallahassee International Airport, 3300 Capital Circle SW
- Tallahassee Police Department, 234 E. Seventh Ave.
- Tallahassee Fire Department, Stations 1-4 and 16 (view station addresses here)
- Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St.
- City Utilities Main Office, 2602 Jackson Bluff Road
Donations of canned vegetables, boxes of pasta, rice, cereal, canned meat and peanut butter are ideal for making balanced meals.
According to Second Harvest, one in five people – including children, families and seniors – in the Big Bend are at risk of not having enough to eat. Stuff the Bus will help fill the shelves of Second Harvest during a time of year when donations are historically low.
Through this annual effort, StarMetro, with the help of the community, provides thousands of meals to residents in need. Second Harvest of the Big Bend serves residents in 11 local counties. To learn more, visit fightinghunger.org.
For more information about StarMetro, visit Talgov.com/StarMetro, like StarMetro’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/RideStarMetro or follow @RideStarMetro on Twitter.