Capital Area Transit’s (CAT) third annual “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive, held in partnership with Chick-fil-A and Harris Teeter, collected more than 1600 pounds of food on Sept. 30. The food was donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Food donations were collected at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh and in Townridge Shopping Center on Glenwood Avenue from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Raleigh residents were asked to donate at least three canned goods. In return, they received a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich.
This year’s food drive donations were 63 percent greater than 2008’s total. Last year, Capital Area Transit collected 980 pounds of food in the “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive. The “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive was one of several events that occurred during CAT’s “Try Transit Week” Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.