DART ‘fights’ to help fill pantry of local food charity

Union Gospel Mission Executive Director William Thompson speaks at the 'Friendly Food Fight' event at DART headquarters. (Lupe Hernandez / Photographer)

Union Gospel Mission Executive Director William Thompson speaks at the ‘Friendly Food Fight’ event at DART headquarters. (Lupe Hernandez / Photographer)

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is delivering tons more food to the Union Gospel Mission as part of the agency’s 18th annual “Friendly Food Fight.”

The fun competition held the first two weeks in December saw employees and agency consultants collect more than seven tons of food along with cash donations totaling $8,800. The total contributed by DART’s annual food collection since 1996 now stands at 417,742 pounds or more than 208 tons along with $64,800 in cash. The combined weight of the food collected over the years equals eleven of DART’s 40-ft buses.

Since 1949 the Union Gospel Mission has addressed the needs of Dallas area homeless by providing food, beds, clothing and shelter to men, women and children.

The combined weight of the food collected over the years equals eleven of DART’s 40-ft buses.

The combined weight of the food collected over the years equals eleven of DART’s 40-ft buses.

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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One Response to DART ‘fights’ to help fill pantry of local food charity

  1. Cyndi Kelly says:

    Is it possible to get a group of people together- who would sing Christmas carols- play their guitar, etc. while riding the rail – hand out hot chocolate to those that ride the rail this Cheistmas season? Why dont the rail cars play Christmas music during this time of year.

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