Giving Thanks

For the past seven years, Xpress riders have graciously opened their wallets and pantries to support those in our communities who would otherwise go hungry. This year was no different. Thanks to generosity of our customers and our drivers, Xpress was able to deliver more than 2,000 cans–literally a ton of food–to the 11Alive/Salvation Army Can-A-Thon on Friday, December 6. That’s more than twice as many cans as last year!

We also added a twist to this year’s can collection by seeing which route could donate the most items during the week.  We counted and tracked each and every can and when all the numbers tallied, Route 440 Jonesboro/Hampton/Downtown led the way with an impressive total of 250 donated cans. Congratulations R440!

Check the chart below to see how your route helped fight hunger.

2013 Can-A-Thon Results

2013 Can-A-Thon Results

We at GRTA were so impressed with how many cans Xpress customers donated that we decided to return our thanks to Route 440 Jonesboro/Hampton customers by teaming up with our Jonesboro Park-and-Ride’s next-door neighbor, Arby’s.


When Arby’s heard about the generosity of our customers, they were eager to help us provide a free sandwich (or two!) to our R440 riders.  Click here to learn more about Arby’s and their nationwide fight to end childhood hunger.


Special thanks to our customers for braving the 17 degree temperatures to pick up their sandwich!



Thanks again to R440 and all the Xpress customers who made a difference to those in need.



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Thank you!