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Thursday, 15 May 2014 08:18

Food Drive6CINCINNATI— First Student recently partnered with Belleville School District 118, Harmony-Emge School District 175, and the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce in Illinois to “Drive Away Hunger.” The groups collected 12,300 items, enough to fill 10 school buses with non-perishable food. 

“We strive to be a valued member of the community we serve,” said Donna Griffin, location manager of First Student Belleville. “We are pleased to help out such a worthwhile cause, and I am proud of my teams’ effort to help those in need.”

The items collected were donated to four food pantries in the area. This was the seventh year for the “Drive Away Hunger” campaign.

Many of the 550 First Student locations across North America take an active role in their communities throughout the year. Several locations have long-term partnerships with organizations within their communities who they assist on an annual basis.

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First Student, Inc., a part of Cincinnati-based FirstGroup America, is the leader in safe, reliable, sustainable transportation and is the largest provider of student transportation services in North America. First Student safely transports more than 6 million students with a fleet of 60,000 yellow school buses in North America. For more information, please visit www.firststudentinc.com.


Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 10:42