Warminster Food Bank recently teamed up with Klinger Middle School and Centennial School District for a Stuff the Bus food drive at the Giant Supermarket, 720 W. Street Road in Warminster.
Area residents and district families and staff donated nonperishable food and grocery items. A record-breaking 2,465 pounds of groceries were collected that day, along with $821 in cash and Giant gift cards. Items collected will be provided to those experiencing food insecurity in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Centennial provided two school buses for the event, with volunteers from Klinger — including mascot Clipper — on hand to work with Giant employees, food bank volunteers and store customers to fill the vehicle with groceries. High school volunteers from the Doylestown chapter of People for Urban and Rural Education were also on hand at the food bank to help weigh and sort the donated items.
Warminster Food Bank serves over 800 individuals/200 families each month.
“We are extremely grateful to Klinger Middle School, Centennial School District and Giant of Warminster for their tremendous support of this event,” said Mike Cerino, director of the food bank. “During the summer months, our donations go down, so partnerships like this one are particularly meaningful. Klinger and Centennial students and their families should be very proud of the impact this event will have on families that rely on the support of Warminster Food Bank.”
“At our school, we often talk about service to the community,” said Martin Hayes, principal, Klinger. “Our students and their families take great pride in giving back to their community. The Stuff the Bus food drive is what service to the community is all about and it is an honor to work with the Warminster Food Bank in support of our neighbors in need.”
Visit warminsterfoodbank.org for more information.