Another round of support for those in the community who need it from Second Harvest Tri-Cities and the folks at BFT tomorrow.

Ben Franklin Transit is partnering with Second Harvest Tri-Cities on Wednesday, July 8 for four additional free food distribution events for transit riders. Face coverings are REQUIRED on all transit vehicles and facilities (including transit centers). Events will begin at 11am and continue while supplies last.

Transit riders can ride the bus or take BFT CONNECT for FREE to one of the following transit centers:

    • Three Rivers Transit Center (Kennewick)
    • 22nd Ave Transit Center (Pasco)
    • Knight Street Transit Center (Richland)
    • Stacy Avenue Transit Center (Prosser, starting at 11:15am)

The food will be packaged in a box with handles so you can take it on the bus. However, we encourage people to bring a hand cart or something to help carry the boxes and make traveling a little easier. At the July 8 event, the boxes will include a pouch of re-usable face coverings as well.

On the same day, Second Harvest Tri-Cities will host a drive-thru mobile market at St. Joseph’s Church parking lot in Kennewick for those with cars.

BFT food drive

 For assistance planning your trip by bus:

    • Use the Transit trip planner app to determine the best bus route available in your area
    • Check out www.bft.org for route schedules
    • Call Customer Service at 509.735.5100

 For assistance booking with BFT CONNECT:

    • Check out www.bft.org/ConnectOnDemand to learn how to use BFT’s new on-demand ride service
    • Use the Via app or call BFT CONNECT Customer Service at 509.204.4189 to request a ride