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Fill the LeeTran buses Sept. 19 to benefit local food bank

By Staff | Sep 2, 2010

On Sunday, Sept. 19, Lee County Transit (LeeTran) is deploying its fleet of buses to all Publix locations throughout Lee County to collect food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This is the second annual “Fill Our Fleet — Feed Our Hungry” promotion LeeTran and Publix have participated in. Last year, 46,566 pounds of food were collected during the one-day event. Publix will have pre-packaged sacks of groceries for the public to purchase; individual purchases will also be welcome. LeeTran buses will park in the Publix parking lots from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for shoppers to fill bins with nonperishable food. At 4 p.m., the buses will caravan to the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s Fowler Street warehouse, where volunteers will unload the donations. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 239-334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org.