Strathcona County Transit celebrates 20 years of Stuff-A-Bus

November 20, 2015

Strathcona County Transit celebrates 20 years of Stuff-A-Bus

Strathcona County Transit is once again proudly opening its bus doors to generous food and cash donations, in support of the Strathcona Food Bank. Now in its 20th year, the Stuff-A-Bus event will be held outside at all Save-On-Foods locations in Sherwood Park on November 28, 2015, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Strathcona County Transit operators joined the Stuff-A-Bus initiative following the first Stuff-A-Bus campaign with Edmonton Transit 21 years ago. Since then, all food and cash donations collected in the County stay in the County through the Strathcona Food Bank. The regional Stuff-A-Bus campaign now includes Edmonton Transit, Strathcona County Transit and the Parkland Food Bank in Spruce Grove.

The Strathcona Food Bank collects 80% of its annual non-perishable donations between September and December every year. Over the years, the local Stuff-A-Bus campaign has been an important contributor to these reserves for the year.

“We know we can depend on Strathcona County Transit to start the Christmas season food donations. Stuff-A-Bus is a vital initiative for the Strathcona Food Bank and for the people in this community,” says Judy Gray, Director of the Strathcona Food Bank.

Residents are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to their local Save-On-Foods Saturday, November 28, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to help stuff a bus parked in front. For a complete list of most needed items, please visit www.strathcona.ca/transit and check out our Stuff-A-Bus page.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community. 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications 780-410-6595