The annual Jolly Trolley food drive has been going on this week.  Started on Monday and will wrap up tomorrow (Friday).   Nate from Metro Bus was in this morning with Baxter and I talking about how it has been a bit slow for the beginning of the week this year.  They are hoping that things will pick up both tonight and tomorrow night.

Tonight the location is the Coborn's on Benton Drive in Sauk Rapids.  The bus will be there from 4pm until 7pm.  So, as you are running in to do some grocery shopping, pick up a couple of things and bring them in to the Metro Bus/Jolly Trolley.  Tomorrow the last stop will be in Sartell at Coborn's - the Pine Cone Road location.

Some of the items needed are non perishable food items as well as toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.

“The Jolly Trolley is a way for Metro Bus, as well as our partners, to give back to the community that has supported us for 50 years,” said Ryan Daniel, CEO of Metro Bus. “We care about our community and those who use our services. The food drive is a great way to support our neighbors who are in need. We appreciate the help of our partner businesses and their employees and the efforts of the food shelves receiving donations from the Jolly Trolley.”

Again, the Jolly Trolley will be out this afternoon and tomorrow from 4-7pm, and benefit area food shelves:

St. Cloud Salvation Army, Catholic Charities and the Promise Neighborhood. Sponsors of the food drive include St. Cloud Metro Bus, Royal Tire and Townsquare Media and North Central Bus and Equipment as well as the grocery stores hosting the drive each night.

So, stop on out, say hi, and drop off whatever you can to help out people in need this holiday season.