In response to the increasing number of San Diego residents who are struggling to put food on their tables, the region’s public transit operators and Albertsons joined us last weekend to host the Fifth Annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ Holiday Food Drive.
Shoppers could purchase pre‑packaged bags of nutritious and non-perishable food between November 26 and 29. Then on Saturday, December 1, 2012 MTS and NCTD buses were parked in front of 15 Albertsons stores throughout the county and over 40 volunteers from the Armed Services YMCA were on hand stuffing them with the pre-packaged bags and collecting even more donations from everyone who stopped by.
All 15 buses were loaded with donated food and then caravanned to the Food Bank where 30 more volunteers from the Armed Services YMCA unloaded the food into our warehouse.
Through the generosity of MTS, NCTD, Albertsons, San Diego Armed Services YMCA volunteers, and shoppers throughout San Diego the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank collected 15,719 pounds of food in just 5 days.
THANK YOU San Diego!