CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Transit System will offer free rides each Saturday in November to passengers who donate cans of food through the Basket of Thankfulness food drive.
CTS will transfer the collected food to Manna Cafe, a local food charity, for distribution to people in need.
Collection boxes will be on each bus on Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, and riders who give two canned goods will receive a free ride.
Shelf-stable, nutritious foods are needed. Suggested items for donation include canned tuna or salmon; canned chicken or other meats; canned beans and vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, green beans, corn and peas; and canned soups, stews and chili. For food safety reasons, rusty or dented cans, unlabeled packages, or non-commercially packaged food cannot be accepted.