SEPTA-Philabundance food drive starts Monday

By Peter Mucha
Philadelphia Inquirer

For two weeks starting Monday, SEPTA commuters can drop off canned and boxed food items as part of the annual Stop Hunger at Your Station campaign.

A 2 p.m. rally today at 30th Street Station hopes to help get the word out to the public.

Last year, more than 17.5 tons of food were collected, according to SEPTA. This year’s donations will stock Philabundance’s summer meals program to help kids while they won’t be getting free or low-cost meals at school.

Collection barrels will be available at 44 SEPTA locations, according to spokeswoman Heather Redfern. Philabundance is especially looking for canned or shelf-stabilized tuna, canned pasta or beef ravioli, plastic jars of creamy peanut butter or jelly, and boxes of cereal or oatmeal.

Those who use the paratransit or shared-ride services of Customized Community Transportation can give donations to the drivers.

Money donations can be made through the Philadelphia website.

Here’s a list of stations that will have collection barrels:

Center City Regional Rail Stations: University City, 30th Street, Suburban Station, Market East.

Warminster Line: Warminster, Willow Grove, Glenside.

Wilmington/Newark Line: Folcroft, Marcus Hook.

West Trenton Line: Philmont, Somerton, Jenkintown.

Media/Elwyn Line: Media, Swarthmore, Morton.

Lansdale/Doylestown Line: Lansdale, Ambler, Fort Washington, Doylestown.

Paoli/Thorndale Line: Paoli, Bryn Mawr, Overbrook.

Manayunk/Norristown Line: Norristown, East Falls.

Chestnut Hill East Line: Wyndmoor, Stenton.

Trenton Line: Levittown, Cornwells Heights, Torresdale.

Chestnut Hill West Line: Chestnut Hill West, Chelten Avenue.

Fox Chase Line: Fox Chase.

Market-Frankford Line: 30th Street, 52nd Street, 60th Street.

Broad Street Line: Fern Rock, Olney, Walnut-Locust, Oregon, AT&T.

69th Street Transportation Center: bus and trolley routes, Market-Frankford Line, Norristown High Speed Line.

Frankford Transportation Center: bus and trackless trolley routes, Market-Frankford Line

Olney Transportation Center: bus routes.

Norristown Transportation Center: bus routes, Norristown High Speed Line.

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