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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

December 17, 2015

DART's "Friendly Food Fight" Collects for Local Charity

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) employees collected nonperishable food this year for the Union Gospel Mission of Dallas. The drive collected 55,029 pounds of various food items or more than 27.5 tons.

The announcement was made during an early morning celebration at DART Headquarters, Thursday, Dec. 17.

Pallets and bags of collected food from DART's 'Friendly Food Fight' campaign, as well as $8,158 in cash, were presented to the Union Gospel Mission to feed the hungry in North Texas.

Completely supported by individual, business and church donations, Union Gospel Mission has been sheltering and serving homeless men and women in Dallas and its surrounding areas since 1949.

DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas (right) presents Union Gospel Mission Director of Development and Public Relations Jeff Steed with funds collected by DART employees.
DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas (right) presents Union Gospel Mission Director of Development and Public Relations Jeff Steed with funds collected by DART employees.
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Food items donated by DART employees.
Food items donated by DART employees.
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A canned food flag created by DART's procurement department.
A canned food flag created by DART's procurement department.
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