Photo/Story Gallery 2014
“Stuff the Charger” Food Drive Overflowed With Success
What do Thanksgiving turkeys and Florida Highway Patrol cars have in common? They are both “stuffed” and overflowing. The cars (FHP Chargers) are stuffed with food donated in the first “Driving Forward to End Hunger” event hosted by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Florida’s families were the focus as the Department collected food items from Oct. 20 through Nov. 6. Each FLHSMV location across the state spent the past few weeks collecting non-perishable food items to help feed Florida families during the upcoming holiday season.
On November 6, 2014 over three tons of donated food was loaded into Florida Highway Patrol Chargers and delivered to local food banks at the following locations just in time for Thanksgiving:
- America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Tallahassee
- Family Service Agency, Panama City
- Feeding America Tampa Bay, Tampa
- Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers
- Feeding South Florida’s, Pembroke Park and West Palm Beach
- Manna Food Bank, Pensacola
The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time for family and friends to make memories together. It is also a peak travel period, and the Florida Highway Patrol reminds you to take your time and arrive at your destination safely.
If you missed the “Stuff the Charger” event, don’t worry, we plan to make it a holiday tradition here at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.