Since 1995, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has operated the annual ETS Stuff a Bus campaign with its partners to help people who rely on the food bank during the holiday season. Each year, ETS buses and Transit Peace Officer cruisers visit Edmonton Save-On-Foods locations where volunteers collect non-perishable food and cash donations for Edmonton's Food Bank.
The 28th Annual Stuff A Bus campaign will begin November 23 and run through to November 27.
Events this year will include one Transit Peace Officer (TPO) cruiser at three Save-On Foods locations November 23-25, ETS buses on November 26 at 15 Save-On-Foods locations throughout the region, and an LRT car at Century Park LRT station on November 26, and Clareview LRT station on November 27.
This entire campaign runs with ETS volunteer staff. Their time and dedication is at the heart of this campaign and they are what helps make this campaign a success for the community every year.
On buses and DATS vehicles at 15 Save-On-Foods locations,
Bus: ETS Buses will be at 15 Edmonton Save-On-Foods locations from 8:30am - 4pm to support Edmonton’s Food Bank. Donations will also be collected at the Spruce Grove Save-On-Foods and will go to the Parkland Food Bank.
50th Street Market (4805 167 Avenue NW)
Calgary Trail (3361 Calgary Trail NW)
Ellerslie (11180 Ellerslie Road SW)
Hampton Market (6260 199 Street NW)
Jagare Ridge (3005 Hays Ridge Dr SW)
Jasper Ave. (10180 109 Street NW)
Lewis Estates (1264 Webber Greens Drive NW)
Magrath (14161-23 Avenue NW)
Mayfield (360 Mayfield Common)
Meadows (2390 24 Street NW)
Namao (9510 160 Avenue NW)
Oxford (12903 153 Avenue NW)
Stadium (8124 112 Avenue NW)
Strathcona (10368 78 Avenue NW)
Summerside (1120 91 Street SW)
Spruce Grove (#100, 121 Century Crossing)
LRT: There will be a LRT train stationed at Century Park station (111 Street and 23 Avenue) collecting food donations from 9am-4pm with Edmonton’s Food Bank volunteers collecting cash donations outside the train.
LRT: There will be a LRT train stationed at Clareview station (48 Street and 139 Avenue NW) collecting food donations from 9am-4pm with Edmonton’s Food Bank volunteers collecting cash donations outside the train.
In 2021, over 23,000 kilograms of food was collected at Save-On-Foods locations and $6,500 in cash were collected through online, text and check-out donations.
ETS Stuff a Bus has collected over 553,000 kilograms of food and $496,000 in cash donations since inception to help feed Edmontonians in need. This campaign also supports the Strathcona Food Bank (with Strathcona County Transit) and Parkland Food Bank.
ETS thanks all of its partners and the Edmonton community for their generosity in helping drive out hunger.