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Stuff a Bus to Fill a Need

ETS Stuff a Bus

November 22, 2012

ETS and partners launch the 2012 annual Stuff a Bus campaign

Mayor Stephen Mandel and Councillor Amarjeet Sohi  are joining Edmonton Transit System (ETS) representatives, campaign partners and students from the City Hall School Program to launch the 2012 annual Stuff a Bus campaign.

“Edmonton Transit’s Stuff a Bus campaign is a shining example of City of Edmonton employees actively supporting our community in a way that is meaningful to so many at this time of year,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel.

From Wednesday November 28, 2012 to Saturday December 1, 2012, ETS volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food at various transit centres and Save-On-Foods stores in Edmonton. This year’s goal is to stuff 15 buses, each 12 metres long, with food to help people in Edmonton.

Stuff a Bus volunteers and buses will operate at the following times and locations:

Wednesday November 28, 2012

  • Clareview Transit Centre 6–10am
  • Hampton Save-On-Foods 11:30am–7pm 

Thursday November 29, 2012

  • Century Park Transit Centre 6–10am
  • Calgary Trail Save-On-Foods 10:30am–7pm 

Friday November 30, 2012

  • Namao Save-On-Foods 8am–7pm

Saturday December 1, 2012

  • This is the major collection day for the campaign, when ETS volunteers and buses will be at all 13 Save-On-Foods stores in Edmonton from 8:30am–4:30pm

“The annual ETS Stuff a Bus campaign has become a major food drive for our organization during our festive period,” said Marjorie Bencz, CM, Executive Director of Edmonton's Food Bank. “Every donated dollar and foodstuff makes a difference.”

Since initiated in 1995, the City’s Stuff a Bus campaign has collected over 308,000 kilograms of food and over $327,000 in cash to help people in need.

 

For more information:

Denise Kirkpatrick

Edmonton Transit System

Title Stuff a Bus Project Manager
Telephone

780-944-5379

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