Grocery shoppers at Kroger today were met by television cameras at the checkout aisle. The Stuff-a-Bus food drive launched its annual campaign with its loftiest goal yet. The idea is to collect so much food it won’t all fit in a retired CityLink Bus.
This year’s goal to raise 13 tons of food is driven by a shortage at the Peoria Friendship House pantry. CEO Melanie McNiff says the nonprofit ran out of food for the first time ever.
“We actually didn’t think that we could fill the bus any more than we did last year,” McNiff said.