Stuff-A-Bus for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank
Stuff-A-Bus: Collection Day
In true Wood Buffalo spirit, the community rallied together on Nov. 18, 2016, for the first annual Stuff-A-Bus event to raise donations for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.
Six schools and 11 local businesses helped to Stuff-A-Bus, raising a total of 5,542 kg (12,217 lbs.) in donations for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.
As part of the initiative, Municipal Transit Services offered a free three-hour charter bus to the school that donated most non-perishable food donations per capita. Congratulations to the 2016 winner, École Boréal, which raised 3.69 kg (8.14 lbs.) per student, for a total donation of 413.6 kg (911.9 lbs.). Honourable mention goes to Timberlea Public School, which raised 3.5 kg (7.79 lbs.) per student, for a total of 1013.6 kg (2,234.7 lbs.).
Additional thanks to CUPE Local 1505 for providing volunteers to operate buses for the event.
In 2016 we started a new tradition with our first annual Stuff-A-Bus event to raise donations for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.
There were plenty of opportunities to make a difference for those in our community that are in need. So we partnered with the Wood Buffalo Food Bank to raise donations – non-perishable food items – that were distributed through the Food Bank to support food security for all citizens in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Supporters could also choose to make monetary donations payable to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.
Invitation to Schools, Local Businesses and Industry
Local schools, businesses and industry were invited to register and participate in the Stuff-A-Bus event on Nov. 18, 2016, to help make a difference during the holiday season.
Local Businesses and Industry
This is a great opportunity to support and raise awareness about the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, meet new people, take photos, share on social media and – most importantly – support friends and neighbours in the community. We also offered opportunities for participants to be recognized here on our web page.
Not only was Stuff-A-Bus a great way to support the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, schools could win a free three-hour charter bus for your school. The school with the most non-perishable food donations per capita won a three-hour charter bus provided by Municipal Transit Services and volunteers from CUPE Local 1505.
Contact and Registration
The Stuff-A-Bus campaign is now closed for 2016. Stay tuned for an announcement in late 2017 for the next Stuff-A-Bus event
Contact us if you have any questions about Stuff-A-Bus or are interested in finding out more about the charter bus prize.
Phone: Transit Call Centre, 780-743-7931 (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays)
After hours: Pulse Call Line 780-743-7000
Look Who Was on Board in 2016!
The following are some of the local schools and businesses that signed to participate in the 2016 Stuff-A-Bus event.
Acden, ATB Financial, Bank of Montreal, Best Western Plus Sawridge Suites, Christina Gordon Public School, Cruz 100.5 FM, Dr. K.A. Clark School, École Boréal/ACFA régionale de Wood Buffalo, Frank Spragins High School, Mix 103.7 FM, One Rule Construction, Pembina Pipelines, The Redpoll Centre, Scotiabank, Sister Mary Phillips School, Timberlea Public School, Timberlea Services Centre, Willbros Construction and multiple departments of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.