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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

April 21, 2020

DART Buses Delivering Meals to Garland Students

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus operators have added Garland Independent School District (GISD) students to their weekly meal delivery schedule.

The two agencies have partnered together to deliver meals for students each Tuesday with the first DART busload of food arriving today. Families will receive a weeks' worth of meals through a partnership with Good Samaritans of Garland.

Food and other essentials will be loaded into DART buses by staff and GISD employees. The buses then travel to four locations for distribution:

  • Walnut Glen Elementary, 3101 Edgewood Drive, Garland, TX 75042
  • Austin Academy, 1125 Beverly Drive, Garland, TX 75040
  • Shorehaven Elementary, 600 Shorehaven Drive, Garland, TX 75040
  • Handley Elementary, 3725 Broadway Boulevard, Garland, TX 75043

Families can drive through from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each site while volunteers place the goods in the trunk of their vehicle. Seventy families have been identified for help so far, but that number is expected to grow as the pandemic continues.

In the last two weeks DART has partnered with the Dallas Independent School District to deliver meals to students, the City of Dallas to distribute care packages to seniors, with paratransit customers to deliver food and medicine and with Catholic Charities to deliver meals to Brady Center seniors. Learn more: DART Buses Deliver Meals for DISD Students, DART Partners with City of Dallas to Deliver Senior Care Packages, DART Starts Grocery Pickup and Delivery Service for Paratransit Customers, and DART Begins Meal Delivery for Catholic Charities.

The new partnership with GISD allows DART to help out by leveraging currently available assets and capabilities to North Texans in need.

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