Dublin Bus aims to make a difference in the local community and is a proud supporter of the communities in which we operate. Whether it is supporting our annual food drive, providing buses to disadvantaged schools or educating young children about bus safety; we are happy to lend a helping hand.Art Calendar/DVD launchAs part of this programme, Dublin Bus holds an annual Children’s Art Competition in national schools across Dublin. This year, over 2,000 children from the 25 schools entered the competition and a selection of the winning entries are displayed in this year’s calendar. The competition promotes the value of public transport in local communities to younger passengers and creates awareness of the negative impact of anti-social behaviour on buses for the local community itself. This year we also launched our brand new schools DVD. The DVD is a valuable resource for our dedicated School Co-ordinators as they visit schools across Dublin to talk about the importance of respecting public transport.Food DriveWhile Christmas is a time of great celebration, there are many less fortunate people for whom it is a difficult time of the year. Dublin Bus is proud to support Brother Kevin Crowley and the Capuchin Day Centre through our annual food drive. Our 2014 food drive saw Dublin Bus employees deliver goods valued at €17,000 to the Capuchin Day Centre and we are hopeful of surpassing this figure this year!The food drive runs from October to December 2015 and Dublin Bus employees are encouraged to add one or more non-perishable goods to their shopping to donate to the food drive. Each department and depot collect different items from toothpaste to baby food. This ensures that the best variety of food parcel is donated to the centre.