MCTS Reminding Folks About "Stuff the Bus" Food Drive for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and 99.1 "The Mix" hosted a grocery store relay Wednesday to remind folks about the "Stuff the Bus" food drive with MCTS.
The friendly competition at the Pick N Save at 15170 W. Greenfield Avenue in Brookfield involved local media members and is meant to build excitement around the 19th Annual Stuff the Bus that's scheduled for Wednesday, November 23, in Pick 'n Save's parking lot from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin hopes to collect 100,000 meals to ensure more people have healthy food to eat during the holiday season and all year.
Most-needed items include: canned fruits and vegetables, canned soups, rice, beans, tuna, cereal, peanut butter and jelly. Frozen turkeys will also be accepted, in addition to monetary donations. For every $1 donated, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is able to provide three meals to people in need throughout the community.
"They just come out in droves,"Jacqueline Zeledone of MCTS tells CBS 58 News. "It's wonderful to see an entire Milwaukee County Transit bus filled from front to back."
To make an online donation, click on the Stuff the Bus icon at 991themix.com.
To learn more about hunger in eastern Wisconsin, visit feedingamericawi.org.
Each year, Feeding American Eastern Wisconsin puts together a Celebrity Relay Race that kicks off its annual "Stuff the Bus Food Drive" the day before Thanksgiving (November 23) from 6 am - 6 pm outside of the Pick 'n Save at Moorland & Greenfield.