DART’s “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive Starts November 6

DART's "Stuff the Bus" Thanksgiving Food Drive aims to collect 20 tons of nonperishable food to feed those suffering from food insecurity.

It’s that time of year again: people all over the country are reuniting with family and loved ones to take stock of all they have to be thankful for. It’s also a great time to think about giving back to those in your community struggling with things like food insecurity. In the spirit of giving, DART is kicking off its 26th annual “Stuff the Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive.

The event will take place at collection sites throughout the state of Delaware beginning on November 6 and ending on November 11.

According to the CDC, a total of 12.6% of Delawareans are food insecure. “Stuff the Bus” aims to collect 20 tons of nonperishable food for those Delawareans ahead of Thanksgiving. With the public’s help, the organization collects tons of food each year in partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware. Through its 745 Hunger Relief Partners, the Food Bank of Delaware will disperse the donated food to those who need it most this time of year.

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“Stuff the Bus” will be collecting food at eight sites throughout the state. The site locations, collection dates and times are:

Monday, November 6 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rehoboth Safeway | 19283 Coastal Highway
Newark ShopRite | 19 Chestnut Hill Plaza

Tuesday, November 7 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dover Safeway | 190 John Hunn Brown Road
Milford Walmart | 939 N. Dupont Boulevard

Wednesday, November 8 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Stanton ShopRite of First State Plaza | 1600 W. Newport Pike

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Thursday, November 9 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wilmington’s Rodney Square (Market Street Side)

Friday, November 10 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
ShopRite of Brandywine Commons | 1300 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington

Saturday, November 11 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Newark ShopRite of Four Seasons | 700 Plaza Drive, Newark

Donations can also be made directly to the Food Bank of Delaware for those unable to visit any of the “Stuff the Bus” collection sites during the designated time. For more information on donating food, contact the Food Bank at 292-1305 or visit FBD.org.

Related: Meet Cathy Kanefsky, CEO of Food Bank of Delaware

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