With the county-wide Thanksgiving food drive kicking off earlier this week, the harvest trolley is in full gear.
Until November 15 you can drop off non-perishable food items and canned goods to more than 30 businesses, organizations and schools participating in the food drive.
Panama City's Bay Town Trolley will not only be transporting people this Thanksgiving, but food too. For the next couple weeks 30 local locations will serve as drop-off points for food item donations that will benefit displaced hurricane victims, disadvantaged families and elderly throughout Bay County.
Once the now nearly empty boxes are full, the Bay Town Trolley will pick up and deliver the boxes to the Salvation Army.
Directors and participants involved in the food drive say they’re confident people haven't lost their giving spirit despite the donations many gave after Hurricane Katrina.
"Here is what I know about Bay County. Bay County has the greatest heart every year. It seems like they give more and more. Last year we had Hurricane Ivan and that didn't slow them down a bit."
"Being in the insurance business, the hurricane season is always on our minds, and we're always very aware of the hurricane season, and particularly this season it’s a way for us to help the hurricane victims, and giving the food for the food drive and that sort of thing."
Over the years Bay Town Trolley has donated over 14,000 pounds of food, making this the largest food drive of its kind in Bay County. Organizations that have collection boxes in their buildings say they aren't too discouraged the boxes are empty right now because like every year, they know they will be full by the end of the food drive.
If you want to help out you have until the 15th of this month to drop off your donation to any of the 30 locations, which you can find at Bay Town Trolley’s Web site: www.baytowntrolley.org.