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Stuff the bus to feed local families
Annual Stuff the Bus food drive challenges residents to fill buses full of food

RELEASE DATE: October 19, 2012

TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ Public Transportation Division is hosting its annual Stuff the Bus food drive campaign on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The goal of the annual food drive is to stuff a bus full of donated nonperishable food items, baby food and pet food. A Lake County Connection bus will be parked outside the following area Walmart and Publix Super Market stores:

  • Walmart at 17030 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora
  • Walmart at 2501 N. Citrus Blvd., Leesburg
  • Publix Super Market at 250 Citrus Tower Blvd., Clermont

“The needs right now are so great in the community,” said Ken Harley, Public Transportation Division Manager. “We’re hoping that as patrons visit the stores to pick up items, that they pick up an extra item or two to donate at the event for Lake County food banks. Last year’s event netted over 3,100 pounds of food, and this year, we hope to beat that number.”

Volunteers and County employees will be available to assist those donating items. The nonperishable food and supplies collected will help support the Human Care Network in partnership with United Way of Lake & Sumter County. 

For more information about the Stuff the Bus campaign, contact  Amy Bradford with the Public Transportation Division at 352-742-6580 or email abradford@lakecountyfl.gov.


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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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