There will be one less bus on Saskatoon streets Thursday – but it’s still being put to good use.
The crew at Rock 102 is set to stuff an entire city bus full of groceries for the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre – and they can’t do it alone.
The team will collect donations of cash or groceries at the Co-op market by The Centre Mall from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15.
Last year, Stuff the Bus collected more than 15,000 pounds of food donations.
“But even though we stuff the bus full – it doesn’t last long. Especially this time of year, it’s very important to help out the food bank,” said Rock 102 morning show host Shack.
People can drop by to make a donation or buy one of the pre-made grocery bags from the Co-op. PotashCorp is also matching all cash donations for Saskatchewan food banks during the holiday season.
“Just knowing (people) are taking time out of their busy days to make a difference is heartwarming,” said Laurie O’Conner, the executive director of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.
The Rock 102 crew will also broadcast live throughout the day with stories about how the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre makes a difference in people’s lives.
Stuff the Bus got off to a big start Wednesday evening during Rock 102 night for the Saskatoon Blades when fans dropped off grocery bags full of non-perishable food items to help the campaign.
A list of most wanted items is available online.