TRI-VALLEY -- Donate food on your transit bus and the ride is free.

All Wheels buses in the Tri-Valley area will waive fares from Dec. 9 through 16 for passengers who donate non-perishable foods when they come aboard.

Passes for free bus trips also will be given out to passengers who donate food at the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority offices at 1362 Rutan Court, Suite 100, Livermore.

Food will be donated to the Tri-Valley Food Pantry and Open Heart Kitchen, which are especially in need of canned fruits, meats and vegetables, and peanut butter, cereal, jelly and coffee.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff