More than 300 food items donated in one day.
I could not be prouder of the Greenlink family.
On Feb. 12, Greenlink’s “Food for Fare” initiative provided a win-win for the Greenville community. First, riders were able to board Greenlink buses for free by donating canned goods. Second, Greenlink donated the 309 canned goods collected to United Ministries’ Souper Bowl of Giving campaign to help stock their food pantry.
This is the second year that Greenlink has supported the campaign, which encourages individuals to think about the needs of others, with a food drive onboard the buses.
What do I love most about this event? Each rider who donated made the conscious decision to take food from their own pantry or spend their hard-earned money to purchase food to help someone facing food insecurity in our community.
By doing good together, we establish connections and promote empathy, which ultimately benefits everyone. But don’t just wait for a special occasion. Take a ride on a Greenlink bus, meet and talk with your fellow passengers, and think about how you too can contribute toward initiatives that better our community.
Kathy Black, board member, Greenville Transit Authority