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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

December 18, 2009

Hunger in North Texas drives transit agency to donate

"Friendly Food Fight" at DART collects tons of food

L to R, Union Gospel Mission Executive Director Bill Thompson and DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas
L to R, Union Gospel Mission Executive Director Bill Thompson and DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) employees and agency consultants collected nearly 12 tons of food and more than $14,000 in cash during its 13th annual "Friendly Food Fight" campaign in support of feeding the hungry in North Texas.

The $14,594 in cash collected will be used to purchase additional food. Donations of non-perishable food in 2009 equaled 23,363 pounds bringing the total over the past seven years to 143,000 pounds or the approximate weight of just under five DART buses.

The Union Gospel Mission is a non-profit agency sheltering and serving homeless men and women in Dallas and the surrounding area since 1949.

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