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Help Us Stuff the Bus on June 2

Published: May 24, 2022

Help us Stuff the Bus to fight hunger in our community during the annual Stuff the Bus food drive on Thursday, June 2, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers will be collecting nonperishable food items at two locations: Methodist Women’s Hospital at 192nd Street and West Dodge Road, and the NP Dodge building on 87th Street and West Dodge Road. The event is sponsored by Methodist Health System, television station WOWT and NP Dodge.

Donating is easy and contact-free. Simply pull up and pop your trunk, and our volunteers will collect your donation right from your vehicle. There's no need to get out of your vehicle.

All donations will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, which served more than 13,000 metro area families in 2020. While all nonperishable items will be gratefully accepted, there is a special need for:

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Beans (canned or dried)
  • Meal Starters (e.g., Hamburger Helper)
  • Pancake mix
  • Canned meat/fish
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Crackers
  • Mac and cheese
  • Baking mixes
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers
  • Laundry soap

The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is located at 21st and Leavenworth streets. Additional information about the St. Vincent de Paul society, including food pantry hours and other community assistance programs, is available here.