Edmonton Meals Financial institution companions with ETS for the 25th Annual Stuff A Bus Marketing campaign
EDMONTON – More than two dozen college students jumped off an ETS bus with bags of donated groceries Monday morning to fill the shelves of the Edmonton Food Bank.
Brightview School students helped launch the 2019 Stuff A Bus campaign.
This year, Edmonton Transit Service and the Edmonton Food Bank have set a goal of collecting 370,000 kilograms of food and $ 2 million during this year’s festive campaign.
“Demand for the chalkboard was high, but steady year-round until October, and we can’t really explain why the demand suddenly increased,” said Carly Kincaid Williams, special events and communications coordinator for Edmonton Food Bank . “It’s going to be a tough year and more people will need it over the winter.”
She added, “And because of that need, more people will need to donate food, more people will need to donate money, and we need to be there for them.”
Kincaid Williams also said the blackboard normally sees 20,000 people in November, but it had already surpassed that number last Friday.
This year, ETS will have more than 15 buses picking up groceries for the Food Bank warehouse from Save-On-Foods locations across the city, in addition to a decorated train cart to be housed in the Southgate Mall.
In addition, several peace officer cruisers will participate in Stuff a Cruiser events at select save-on-food locations.
“We are very excited to have our 25th year. We hope it will be our biggest year yet. 25 years is nothing to be excited about or proud of,” said Eddie Robar, ETS Industry Manager.
“It’s one of those transitory events that people love to support. Being out there physically giving something back every day is something the people of Edmonton fully support, and our employees are no different.”