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NORFOLK-- Hampton Roads Transit has joined forces with 93.7 BOB FM, WVEC 13, and both regional Foodbanks to bring to you the regions first ever Holiday Express train!

Take a ride on an old time locomotive and bring with you some non-perishable food items to help out those in need.

Volunteers from the Southeastern Virginia Foodbank will be standing by at EVMC, MacArthur, and Newtown Station beginning November 23rd to accept your donations.

On the Peninsula, a Holiday Express bus will be stationed at various locations spreading holiday cheer and accepting donations beginning November 19th.

For train schedules visit http://www.gohrt.com/services/the-tide/

For bus schedules visit http://www.gohrt.com/services/bus/

Some food for thought:

Over 150,000 individuals are at or below poverty level in the Hampton Roads Transit service area alone!

Approximately 80% of those in need are children under the age of 18 years old!

For every $1 the Foodbank can provide 3-4 meals!

For more information about the Southeastern Virginia Foodbank visit for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia visit http://www.foodbankonline.org/ or for the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank visit http://hrfoodbank.org/

Reach out to those in need and make it last beyond the holiday season!


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