The inaugural Stuff the Bus effort hosted by the Price Chopper Market 32 in Malta ran from Thursday, November 9 to Wednesday, November 15. Shoppers were encouraged to purchase pre-packed grocery bags at $10 or $20, with all donations going to Franklin Community Center. The campaign was a huge success, culminating in a large school bus completely filled with hundreds of bags of highly requested food and toiletry donations.
“Support from community partners like this is invaluable, especially at this time of the year when there is an increase in needs all around,” says Mary Beth McGarrahan, Development Director at Franklin Community Center. “We couldn’t do what we do without it. We are so appreciative of this push from Price Chopper Market 32, and each person who contributed to Stuff the Bus.”
Franklin Community Center’s Food Pantry serves over 1,000 individuals per month. To learn more about how FCC helps provide valuable meal supplementation to those in need, visit our Food Pantry info page.