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Thanks to the community, 'Stuff the Bus' was a success

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Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:00 am

On behalf of city of Lodi's GrapeLine and MV Transportation, we want to thank everyone who helped make this year's "Stuff the Bus" food drive a huge success on Nov. 12-14. With the community's generosity, we were able to collect over 6,500 pounds of food for Salvation Army Lodi Corps — enough to make 5,088 meals! And because Lodi's Stuff the Bus Food Drive was part of a regional effort, even more food donations were collected: San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) collected 27,700 pounds with a generous donation of 19,000 pounds from Grocery Depot, and Manteca Transit collected 6,200 pounds. Together, the three agencies were able to collect over 40,000 pounds of food, providing 30,000 meals; many of these meals were served during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Our regional success could not have been achieved without the generous donations made by our community members and the hard work of our volunteers, local staff, and partners at Food-4-Less, Citadel Broadcasting (including live broadcasts from KWIN) and Lodi News-Sentinel.

GrapeLine and MV Transportation are proud to serve our community through the annual "Stuff the Bus" food drive and proud to have participated with local transit agencies. By working together, our efforts benefited so many local residents who are in need this holiday season. Thank you.

City of Lodi GrapeLine

MV Transportation, Inc. Staff

Salvation Army Lodi Corps

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