On Friday December 16th, representatives of Grand Valley Transit (GVT) will delivered a busload of food to the “Homeless for the Holidays” food drive, helping the fundraiser achieve its goal of providing over 9,510 pounds of food for the needy.
Over the past several weeks, GVT buses on all routes gave free rides in exchange for a donation of non-perishable food for local people in need. The food was then given to the crew from local radio station 95 Rock—who for the past several years have lived outside one week each holiday season and subjected themselves to the December elements in a show of support to who much of the food collected will benefit–to help raise food and funds for the Community Foodbank.
In addition to what the GVT riders donated, Mesa County employees chipped in at work to help the local DJ’s reach their goal. Overall, Mesa County employees collected about 2000 pounds of food, helping the 95 Rockers push beyond 12,000 pounds of food collected for the drive.
“I’m not sure GVT and Mesa County employees can take the credit for ending the drive and bringing the 95 Rock DJ’s in from the cold,” says Jessica Peterson, PR Director for Mesa County, “But we are definitely proud in making a large donation that helped push 95 Rock over their goal.”