SacRT’s Holiday Bus Benefits Food Literacy Center

November 30, 2020 RT News

Holiday Bus is free to ride in December

Today, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) unveiled the 2020 Holiday Bus. In keeping with the “season of giving,” the colorful 40-foot SacRT Holiday Bus is free to ride; however, passengers have the option to donate in the farebox (cash accepted), use the QR code, or link to donate online. This year, all donations will benefit Food Literacy Center.

“SacRT is excited to be able to offer the community free rides on the Holiday Bus this year,” said SacRT General Manager/CEO Henry Li. “The Holiday Bus is a great way to thank our riders and to give back to a local charity in need, especially one that focuses on kids, which continues to be a priority for SacRT, integrating nicely with our RydeFreeRT fare-free youth program.”

The SacRT Holiday Bus travels on different routes throughout the Sacramento region spreading goodwill from Tuesday, December 1, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021. View the Holiday Bus schedule at sacrt.com/holidaybus.

“At Food Literacy Center, we hope for peas (and carrots) on Earth all year long! Especially when kids face high rates of diet-related diseases like obesity and diabetes,” said Amber Stott, Chief Food Genius, Food Literacy Center. “We’re grateful to SacRT for making our kids’ health a priority this holiday season. We’re grateful to the community for their continued support through this crisis.”

Food Literacy Center’s mission is to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. They teach children in low-income elementary schools cooking, nutrition, gardening, and active play to improve our health, environment, and economy. Did you know that only 4% of kids eat enough veggies and 1 in 3 have type 2 diabetes? Healthy eating is the most effective way to prevent diet-related disease. During the pandemic, Food Literacy Center is distributing Veggie Recipe Kits to kids so they can cook a healthy meal at home with their families