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Residents encouraged to help ‘Drive Away Hunger’ during
8th Annual Stuff the Bus event
Annual food drive to fill buses full of food for Lake County families

RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2013

TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners’ Public Transportation Division is hosting its annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive campaign on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s theme, “Help Us Drive Away Hunger,” encourages residents to help Lake County families in need by donating nonperishable food, pet and baby items during shopping trips to select local Walmart and Publix Super Market stores.

“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.”

The event will be held at the following three locations:

  • 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

County staff and volunteers will be placing the donated items in a Lake County Connection bus outside of the stores in an effort to “Stuff the Bus” full of nonperishable food and supplies. Items collected will help support the Human Care Network in partnership with United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties.

Those interested in volunteering to aid with food collection efforts during the event should contact Amy Bradford at 352-323-5723 or email abradford@lakecountyfl.gov before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

For more information about the 8th Annual Stuff the Bus event, call 352-323-5723.


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Amy Bradford

Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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