The buses are fueled and ready to roll as the county’s post-holiday food drive—Stuff the Bus—hits the road in the fight against hunger in Fairfax County.
From Martin Luther King weekend through Presidents Day, Stuff the Bus will visit several local grocery stores to collect donated food and household items that will be delivered to community-based non-profit food pantries which provide essential support to hungry individuals and families in Fairfax County communities.
The Need for Food is Great
- 8 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools students reported going hungry in the past month (some of the time, most of the time, or always) due to lack of food in the home.
- 30 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools students receive free or reduced price lunches.
- More than 75,000 Fairfax County residents live below the federal poverty level
In addition to the ongoing needs that exist, the effect of the Federal Government shutdown is likely to have more individuals and families in need of food assistance. Those individuals and families in need can contact Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880, TTY 711, to receive assistance.
Your Contributions Will Make a Difference!
Stuff the Bus – A Successful Community Effort
Thanks to a strong outpouring of community support over its 9-years, Stuff the Bus will celebrate several significant milestone achievements in 2019:
- More than one-quarter of a million pounds of food collected
- Provided 170,000 meals to those in need
- Received nearly $50,000 in monetary contributions benefitting local food pantries
- More than 5,000 community volunteers have contributed approximately 15,000 hours of service
- Donations have aided more than 32 local food pantries in their winter food collections
703-324-7150, TTY 711