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LeeTran to Hold 2nd Annual Food Drive on Sept. 19

 

LeeTran's second annual "Fill Our Fleet to Feed Our Hungry" food drive will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at all 33 Publix supermarkets in Lee County

 

Volunteers will be at each store accepting donations from shoppers. At 4 p.m., the vehicles will caravan to the Harry Chapin Food Bank to unload.

 

Last year's food drive brought in 25 tons of food at a time when the food bank's shelves were nearly bare. The Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds more than 22,000 people each week through its network of more than 160 member agencies. Demand has more than doubled in the last three years. It is believed that 63% of Lee County households are “food insecure.” LeeTran is conducting this drive on a volunteer basis as a community service.

 

This year's drive is sponsored in part by The News-Press Media Group and the Beasley Broadcasting Group.

LeeTran Seeks Applicants for Federal Grants

LeeTran is accepting applications for grant funding available from the federal government under its JARC (Job Access Reverse Commute) and New Freedom programs. Agencies and companies which serve Lee County residents who are of low income or disabled are invited to apply. The application deadline is at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30.

Click here to download the application and instructions.

Click here to download the Transportation for Lee County plan which outlines priority programs.