Stuff-A-Bus drive aims to fight food insecurity during the upcoming holiday season
The Stuff-A-Bus drive to fight food insecurity was in full force in Yonkers on Friday.
The weeklong event by Stop & Shop and Feeding Westchester aims to gather much needed holiday food staples.
"We're seeing the continued impacts not only of COVID-19, but also compounded with inflation, truly affecting our neighbors right here in Westchester County," said Elizabeth Vieselmeyer, of Feeding Westchester.
Shopper Jennifer Negron said she's aware of how fortunate she's been.
"Since I am in a position that I can afford groceries, I think that every time I go shopping, if I see a grocery donation, I like to contribute and do my part for those who are less fortunate than I am," Negron said.
By the end of the week, all donated items will be put into a bus, hence the name Stuff-A-Bus, and they will be taken to a Feeding Westchester distribution center where volunteers will get the donations into the hands of those in need.
"You can just drop off a canned item in the bin at the front of the store when you're doing your regular shopping, and you know that you did right thing for your neighbor," said Maura O'Brien, of Stop & Shop.
The donation bins will be in Stop & Shop stores across Westchester until Saturday, Oct. 29.
Next Friday and Saturday, a Bee-Line bus will get stuffed and the donations will then be dropped off on Halloween.