Stuff the Bus began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays. This collaborative program, now in its 10th year, is a partnership between Fairfax County Government and local nonprofits. Since it began, Stuff the Bus has collected 220 tons of food to feed hungry people in Fairfax County.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in the number of people seeking food assistance in Fairfax County. To help meet the demand, Stuff the Bus is again collecting food donations. On Saturday, January 30 and Saturday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fastran, CUE and school buses will be parked at 21 locations throughout Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax to collect nonperishable food donations for area food pantries. Buses will be located in less-frequented lots – including Board of Supervisors’ offices, schools, libraries and the Pennino building – to allow donors to comply with social distancing recommendations. The donations will benefit nine different nonprofits.
Visit Stuff the Bus for the full list of food drop-off locations, what to put on your shopping list to donate, and tips for donating safely at Stuff the Bus. For those who are unable to donate in person, monetary donations can be made by visiting the websites of the partner nonprofits serving our community.
For inclement weather arrangements, call 703-222-9764, TTY 711.