“3.8Tons” of Food Collected for 2017 Stuff the Bus Food Drive!

 The 4th Annual Stuff the Bus food drive held November 3rd & 4th at the Price Chopper in Queensbury was a record setter! The event was organized by CWI and the Tri-County United Way with support from Family Service Association of Glens Falls, the Economic Opportunity Council and Washington County Department of Social Services.

The 4th Annual Stuff the Bus event benefitted 20 food pantries in Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga Counties. The community donated 3.8 tons of food or the equivalent of 6,333 meals! More than 60 area businesses, schools and agencies collected food at their sites for several weeks prior to the event and 140 volunteers supported the multi-day event.

CWI Day Services and Community Pre-Voc programs volunteered their time at the event, delivered and picked up food collection bins at the participating collection sites and prepped hundreds of pre-packaged $5 and $10 grocery bags with non-perishable items for store customers to purchase and donate during the food drive.

Our appreciation to the following sponsors who helped to make this event possible: Price Chopper/Market 32, NBT Bank, Regional Radio Group, Washington County EOC, G & S Printing, Just-A-Buck, StoredTech, Whiteman’s Chevrolet, Fones Tree Service and Allen B. Powers CPA.

We are grateful to Kingsbury Fire House for letting us use their space to sort the food, Peckham Industries for weighing our busses and the SUNY Adirondack Baseball team for helping to unload the busses! We are also extremely grateful to all of the volunteers and the numerous businesses, schools and agencies that collected food prior to the event.