Turnpike, help motorists donate change

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

I was on the turnpike last week, and as fares recently increased and I waited for that nickel change, I wondered: With food banks having low supplies, why can't the turnpike commission chip in to help the situation? It should have boxes outside the windows for motorists to throw in that nickel change or more if one chooses.

With all the people who use the turnpike for local trips, it would add up to a nice sum for the food bank. Even when people make deposits on their fare access cards, they could be asked whether they want to make a monthly contribution of 50 cents or a dollar to our food banks.

All I come home with is a dime in change and would not mind dropping it in for a charity that is really having difficulties feeding the people in our state.



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