DART News Release
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December 19, 2011
DART staff delivers food by the busload to Union Gospel Mission
Employees at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) collected 9,849 pounds of canned and nonperishable food along with $9,360 dollars for the Union Gospel Mission of Dallas during their annual 'Friendly Food Fight' between agency departments, divisions and consultants.
Union Gospel Mission of Dallas is a non-profit organization that has served the Dallas County community since 1949 by providing food, beds and clothing.
On Saturday, DART Police also provided holiday meals and toys to more than 300 families through their Santa Cops program. Many of the items were collected through DART's "stuff-a-bus" in early December. More than two buses were filled. The items also supported another employee initiative, "Comforting of the Souls," which provides blankets and warm clothes to residents of six area nursing homes.
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