The Salvation Army, in association with major partner Highway 9, collected food donations that will help families at the beginning of this school year.

"Stuff the bus is a very important fundraiser for us because heading into the school season, it enables us to support families in providing nutritious options for lunches," explained Jenessa McAuley from the Salvation Army. "Over one-third of the people we serve at the food-bank are children. We want to support families in order to provide what the kids need going into school."

The food drive aimed to fill an entire yellow school bus with different types of foods that will help The Salvation Army meet their goal of providing these families with the meals they'll need throughout the next few months. The Stuff the Bus food drive has been happening for over a decade now, always bringing a good level of donations for those in need.

"Last year was great," said McAuley. "I think we were fairly on par for what we had done in the previous year."

"Right now our food bank is really quite low. This is incredible timing for us. To be able to be stocked up for the fall."

The Salvation Army took the bus to be weighed, expressing a heaping 1596 lbs of donated food. Last year, the Stuff the Bus food drive saw 1749 lbs collected.

 All said and done, McAuley is proud that the another year's Stuff the Bus was successful and on behalf of The Salvation Army and Highway 9, expresses her gratitude to everyone who donated.

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