SEPTA’s specially wrapped Philabundance bus is heading to SEPTA Regional Rail stations and Transportation Centers throughout the Greater Philadelphia region through October 30 to collect donations of canned foods for the Authority’s seventh annual “Stop Hunger at Your Station” drive. The drive, which supports Philabundance and its agencies, runs now through October 30.
The “Stop Hunger at Your Station” SEPTA bus schedule is:
- Wednesday, October 21: Olney Transportation Center, 3-6 p.m.
- Thursday, October 22: Warminster Regional Rail Station, 6:30-9 a.m., and King of Prussia Transportation Center, 3-6 p.m.
- Friday, October 23: Jenkintown Regional Rail Station, 6:30-9 a.m., and Lansdale Regional Rail Station, 3-6 p.m.
- Monday, October 26: Fern Rock Transportation Center, 6:30-9 a.m., and Fort Washington Regional Rail Station, 3-6 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 27: FOX Philadelphia Studios, 4th and Market Streets, 6-10 a.m., and Swarthmore Regional Rail Station, 3-6 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 28: Frankford Transportation Center, 6:30-9 a.m., and Bryn Mawr Regional Rail Station, 3-6 p.m.
- Thursday, October 29: Norristown Transportation Center, 6:30-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.
- Friday, October 30:69th Street Transportation Center South Terminal, 6:30-9 a.m., and Bethlehem Bus Loop/Chestnut Hill East Station, 3-6 p.m.
The bus will be in regular service for passengers on the Route 17 bus on Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and on the Route 23 bus on Sunday, October 25, from 5:29 a.m.-2:25 p.m.
Customers can also drop off donations of canned and boxed goods in marked barrels at 43 designated locations throughout the transit system (a list of locations can be found here). CCT customers wishing to participate will be able to give their canned good contributions to their vehicle operator. Philabundance is especially in need of: canned or shelf stabilized tuna; canned pasta; canned fruit; canned beef ravioli; creamy peanut butter (plastic containers only, please); jelly (plastic containers only, please); cereal; and oatmeal.
The public can make a donation to Philabundance online to help feed neighbors in need. Any monetary contribution will count toward the total collected through the SEPTA 2015 campaign. In 2014, SEPTA’s customers and employees contributed 18 tons of food. Since 2009, SEPTA customers and employees have donated more than 100 tons of food.
Philabundance is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Delaware Valley, feeding approximately 90,000 people every week. In 2014, Philabundance distributed 30 million pounds of food across the Delaware Valley.