The Antelope Valley Transit Authority will host a “Holiday Drive Thru Grocery and Toy Giveaway” in Lancaster on Saturday, Dec. 17, the agency announced.
Turkeys, holiday meal supplies, groceries, toys, and clothing will be distributed (while supplies last) at the event, which is happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AVTA Bus facility located at 42210 6th Street West. For safety and orderly distribution, only drive thru service is available.
“AVTA is committed to partnering with the Antelope Valley community each holiday season in this effort to bring joy to those residents in need,” said AVTA Board Chairman Marvin Crist. “The AVTA board of directors, management, and staff, joined with many generous organizations… We are all thrilled to be able to serve our residents in this manner.”
Toy collections were organized and staffed by the AVTA Stuff-a-Bus team and participating charities, including the Children’s Bureau, Antelope Valley Partners for Health, the Child and Family Guidance Center, JustServe, Valley Oasis, the Boys & Girls Club of the Antelope Valley, and the South Antelope Valley Emergency Services of Palmdale (SAVES).
The Drive Thru Grocery Giveaway was made possible by donations from the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, A.V. Chevrolet, Teamsters Local 848, Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Boosters, Waste Management, IBEW, Vallarta Supermarkets, the L.A. Regional Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Sygma Foods, Sysco Foods, and US Foods.
”I’d also like to recognize the generosity of our Stuff-a-Bus sponsors, such as Duke Engineering, BYD Motors, WAVE/Ideanomics, Palmdale Elementary Teachers Association, MCI/New Flyer, RentSource, Complete Coach Works, Mission Bank, Vinsa Insurance Associates, OpSec Security, High Desert Medical Group, DP Commercial Brokerages, Bayshore Consulting Group, Avail Technologies, AVEDGE, Kaiser Permanente, the Weideman Group, and MV Transportation,” Crist added. “These sponsors made Stuff-a-Bus a huge success again this year.”