Topeka Metro and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1360 are reaching out to the Topeka community to “Stuff the Bus” with non-perishable food items to benefit Project Topeka, the community food drive to defeat hunger.
Staff from Topeka Metro will be on hand Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm in the Dillon’s parking lot at 21st & Fairlawn to accept donations and load them onto a Topeka Metro bus. Shoppers are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to be distributed through Project Topeka.
“The collaboration between Topeka Metro and Project Topeka has been in place for many years,” said Topeka Metro General Manger Susan Duffy. “It is a small gesture that has a big impact on people in our community in need. We thank all who generously donate. We are also grateful to Dillon’s Stores, who have been a great partner in this endeavor.”
Last year, Stuff the Bus collected 1,623 pounds, which was about 300 pounds more than the previous year. As always, 100% of the food collected stays in Topeka and Shawnee County