Edmontonians Show Busloads of Generosity!
December 05, 2011
Stuff a Bus campaign benefits Edmonton Food Bank
Edmontonians flocked to 13 Save-On-Foods locations over the course of the past week and donated over 20,000 kg of food and close to $14,000 in cash donations.
“The donations received are equal to fourteen buses stuffed with food,” said Denise Kirkpatrick, Stuff a Bus campaign Manager for Edmonton Transit Services (ETS). “Thanks to the kindness of Edmontonians, that food will help feed close to 400 families for a month.”
ETS, along with its partners, has operated the annual Stuff a Bus campaign since 1995. Each year, ETS volunteers bring 40-foot buses to every Save-On-Foods store in the city to collect non-perishable food items for the Edmonton Food Bank. Since its inception, the campaign has collected 302,545 kilograms of food and $325,729 in cash to help feed Edmontonians in need.
“I want to express our appreciation to Save-On-Foods, Joe FM, the Edmonton Sun, Global TV, our wonderful volunteers and to all Edmontonians who made this year’s campaign such a success,” added Kirkpatrick. “Together, they’ve all made a tremendous difference in their community.”
For more information:
ETS Community Relations