JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System will be holding its first annual ‘Fill the Bus’ Campaign to help collect non-perishable food items that will be donated to local food banks for the upcoming holiday season.
The campaign is set to run from November 4 to December 6, 2019 with donations being accepted at the CARTS Office on 234 Hopkins St. in the City of Jamestown. Alternatively, riders can give their donations to CARTS drivers.
Other drop off locations will be announced throughout the campaign on the CARTS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CARTS.NY .
“The CARTS Marketing Team continues to find ways to support our community,” said Michele Westphal, Senior Project Coordinator for CARTS.
“This year’s project is to help feed families. We look forward to donating the nonperishable food items to the local food banks.”
Individuals who donate a food item will receive a coupon for 50 cents off their CARTS bus fare.
“Being able to offer a discounted bus fare for a food donation is our way of furthering our support to the community.” said Brad Bentley, Director of Public Facilities.
CARTS offers public transportation services Monday through Friday to and from various locations across Chautauqua County. It also offers Saturday City Fixed Route Service in Jamestown, Lakewood, Celoron, Falconer and Dunkirk.
Schedule times for Saturday City Fixed Route Service are as follows:
- Lakewood/Falconer Routes first run will be at 9 a.m. and the last run will depart from the Jamestown Junction at 4:30 p.m.
- Southwest Express/North Main, Baker/Willard Routes first run will be at 8:45 a.m. and the last run will depart from the Jamestown Junction at 4:45 p.m.
- Dunkirk Red and Green Routes first run will be at 8:30 a.m. and the final bus will depart at 4:30 p.m.