San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), along with transit agencies in Lodi, Manteca, and Escalon will hold the 17th Annual Stuff the Bus food drive Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22, 2015. The agencies will hold simultaneous food drives using vehicles, staff, and volunteers to collect food for the following nonprofit agencies in their communities, respectively: Greater Stockton Emergency Food Bank, Salvation Army, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Escalon CARE. The food collected will feed thousands of San Joaquin County Residents this holiday season.
RTD began Stuff the Bus in 1999 as a food drive campaign that encourages area residents to “stuff” an RTD bus with food donations to benefit local nonprofit agencies. Agencies also accept turkey and meat donations for families to use for holiday dinners. Over the past 17 years, RTD and its campaign partners have collected over 245,000 pounds of food to help those in need during the holiday season.
For event updates, follow San Joaquin RTD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and look for the event hashtag #stuffthebus.
BOY SCOUTS – GREATER YOSEMITE COUNCIL
SCOUTING FOR FOOD PROGRAM
For the third year in a row, Boy Scouts – Greater Yosemite Council will participate in Stuff the Bus through the Scouting for Food Program. On November 14, the Scouts will begin placing door hangers requesting nonperishable food items. The Scouts will return to collect the food on November 21 and drop the donations off at Stuff the Bus locations. Last year, the Scouts collected 15,474 pounds of food to drop off at Stuff the Bus events.
RTD and its transit partners will be at the following locations and times where you may drop off your donations: