Metro Bus announces the 13th Annual Jolly Trolley Food Drive

Metro Bus staff deliver donations to the Promise Neighborhood in 2022.

Metro Bus and its partners are excited to announce the dates, times and locations for this year’s Jolly Trolley events! On December 12-14, from 4-7 PM each day, the Jolly Trolley Food Drive hits the road with stops at Coborn’s – St. Cloud-Cooper on Tuesday, Lunds & Byerlys on Wednesday and Coborn’s – Sauk Rapids on Thursday. Community members are invited to donate cash and non-perishable food items.

Metro Bus Jolly Trolley logo

Sponsors of the food drive include Townsquare Media, St. Cloud Metro Bus, Pomp’s Tire Service, North Central Bus and Equipment and SpartanNash; the grocery stores hosting the drive each night; and contributors Rengel Printing Company and Mustang Signs & Graphics. Donations benefit Catholic Charities Emergency Services, the Promise Neighborhood of Central MN and the St. Cloud Area Salvation Army.

CEO Ryan Daniel shares the Metro Bus commitment to helping those in need, “Every person in our service area deserves to have food on the table this holiday season and all year. The Jolly Trolley Food Drive’s mission is to do everything we can to meet those needs and hopefully spread some cheer!”

Cash donations allow food shelves to purchase up to five times as much food with each dollar as retail customers. Food shelves are also able to purchase for specific needs. Additionally, all monetary donations to the Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army food shelves until the end of December are matched through the Stearns Bank Community Challenge, up to $100,000.

Last year the Jolly Trolley collected 9,280 pounds of food and $4,164 for totals of over 40,000 pounds and nearly $25,000 over the 12-year history of the Jolly Trolley!

Jolly Trolley Dates, Locations & Hours

Tuesday, December 12Coborn’s-St. Cloud-Cooper
900 Cooper Ave S, St Cloud
4-7 PM
Wednesday, December 13Lunds & Byerlys
2510 W Division St, St Cloud
4-7 PM
Thursday, December 14Coborn’s – Sauk Rapids
110 1st St S, Sauk Rapids
4-7 PM

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