LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Bring non-perishable food items to Riehle Plaza Thursday to “Stuff the Bus” and fight hunger in the Lafayette community.
CityBus and Food Finders Food Bank are partnering up to kick off Hunger Action Month with the food drive on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are encouraging community members to donate non-perishable food any time during the event.
Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank executive director, said September is Hunger Action Month which gives the food bank an opportunity to bring awareness to the community concerning the issue of hunger.
“Over 29,000 residents in Tippecanoe County are at risk of going hungry, more than 87,000 throughout our 16-county service area,” Bunder told News 18 in a release. “They are your neighbors, co-workers and even family members.”
During Hunger Action Month, Food Finders wants the community to take action against hunger. Bunder said we all have a role in helping families in need.
CityBus manager of development, Tonya Agnew, said they are proud to partner with Food Finders Food Bank for Stuff the Bus.
“We hope this event will shine a light on the hunger issues right here in our community,” Agnew stated in the release. “Whether you bring one can of corn or a whole bag of groceries, you can make a difference.”
Officials with the Stuff the Bus said the following list includes items that are most needed in the food drive.
- All natural fruit juice
- Beans, boxed rice and potatoes
- Canned fish and meats
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Cereal, soup and pasta sauce
In addition, organizers said laundry products, paper products and personal care products will also be collected.