TOPEKA, KAN. (January 26, 2017) – Topeka Metro and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) #1360 come together on Saturday, February 3, 2018, to accept donated food items for the annual “Stuff the Bus” event.
Stuff the Bus involves the ATU #1360 bus operators who volunteer their time to gather canned goods, non-perishable food items and cash donations to benefit Project Topeka. On February 3rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a Topeka Metro bus will be staged just outside the entrance of Dillons at Fairlawn Plaza (5311 SW 22nd Place). Bus operators will be on hand outside to take food donations to be placed on the bus. All donated canned goods and non-perishable items are transported directly to Project Topeka when the event ends. A total of 1,365 pounds of food was gathered last year.
“This collaboration to help Project Topeka has been in place for many years,” said Topeka Metro General Manger Susan Duffy. “We thank all who generously donate. It is a small gesture that has a big impact on people in our community in need. We are also grateful to Dillons Stores, who have been a great partner in this endeavor.”
Topeka Metro and the ATU #1360 encourage Dillons shoppers to purchase something extra to donate to help those in need and drop it off on the bus. All food will be distributed in the Topeka area.