“Give and Ride” Program Helps Feed Area’s Neediest Families

This year, Montgomery County’s annual “Give and Ride” food drive campaign successfully collected enough donated food to feed 115 needy area families.  County residents donated canned and non-perishable food on the County’s Ride On buses.  In exchange, donors were able to ride the bus for free.  All donated food was given to Manna Food Center.

“This year, Ride On passengers donated over 8,161 pounds of food,” said Rev. Angela M. Whitmal, interim executive director of Manna Food.  “We truly appreciate the generosity of both those who donated food and the Ride On drivers and employees who gave of their time to help their neighbors in need.”

“During these tough times, our community has rallied to help others in need,” said Carolyn Biggins, general manager of Ride On.  “Ride On is not just a bus service – it’s a family of caring individuals who reach out to make a difference in the lives of others.  We appreciate the efforts of our passengers, employees and residents who made this food drive a success.”

The weeklong “Give and Ride” food drive is held every year in April.  For more information on Ride On, visit the County’s website or call 311 or TDD/TTY 301-251-4850 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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