6th annual Stuff the Bus food drive seeks to collect 150K meals for Central Texans

The sixth annual Stuff the Bus food drive is Dec. 8-10 and seeks to collect 150,000 meals for those in need.

The sixth annual Stuff the Bus food drive is Dec. 8-10 and seeks to collect 150,000 meals for those in need.

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Stuff the Bus food drive
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Stuff the Bus food drive
An annual holiday food drive benefitting the Central Texas Food Bank aims to provide 150,000 meals for those in need.

The Stuff the Bus food drive—hosted by Capital Metro, Central Texas Food Bank and Whole Foods Market—is Dec. 8-10 and invites residents to donate food at the five Austin-area Whole Foods locations.

“No one should go hungry, especially during the holidays,” said Derrick Chubbs, president and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “We’re proud to partner again this year with Whole Foods and Capital Metro to nourish hungry people and bring hope for the holidays to our neighbors in need.”

The 150,000-meal goal is triple the goal set in 2016. The Central Texas Food Bank serves more than 325,000 clients each year in more than 20 Central Texas counties.

Residents are asked to donate nonperishable food items, including canned meats, canned vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, beans, healthy cereals, nonfat dry milk powder and peanut butter.

Monetary donations may also be made at the register when checking out at Whole Foods or online through Dec. 14 at www.capmetro.org/stuffthebus.

Buses are open for donations from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at these locations:

  • Arbor Trails, 4301 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin

  • Bee Cave, 12601 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave

  • Domain, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin

  • Downtown Austin, 525 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin

  • Gateway, 9607 Research Blvd., Austin


The Capital Metro Transit Store, 209 W. Ninth St., Austin, is also accepting donations Dec. 5-9 from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and later senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels.



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