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32nd Annual Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive Kickoff Press Conference

The 32nd Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service officially begins on Thursday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. with a press conference at the Kroger store located at 9219 N. Lindbergh Drive in Peoria. Representatives from CityLink, the Peoria Friendship House and Kroger will be on hand to kick off the 32nd annual food drive. During the press conference, it will be announced that the goal this year is to collect 11 tons of food.

For the past 32 years, CityLink has hosted the Stuff-A-Bus food drive to help eliminate hunger in Peoria. With a long partnership with Kroger to collect enough food to stuff a classic CityLink bus, the donations collected during the annual food drive benefit the food pantry at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service. Since January of this year, the Peoria Friendship House food pantry has provided meals weekly to 40-50 families who are dealing with hunger in Peoria.

Also participating as longtime partners in the Stuff-A-Bus food drive are Cumulus Radio, WYZZ Fox 43, WMBD CBS 31, CIPROUD.com, and the Amalgamated Transit Union #416.

Donations will be collected at all Peoria Kroger locations and the Kroger store in East Peoria from October 24 to December 2. The final tonnage of food collected during the campaign will be announced at a press conference on December 3 at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service.

For the most up-to-date information on this year’s food drive, please “like” the Stuff-A-Bus Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stuffabuspeoria.

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