Texomans Stuff the Bus with 1,300 lbs of Food

Published 04/29 2013 06:32PM

Updated 04/29 2013 06:35PM

A Wichita Falls city bus, that was stuffed with food items this weekend, was delivered to the local food bank this morning.

Nearly a dozen big boxes of non-perishable food items was unloaded at the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.

Items were collected last Wednesday through Friday by bus passengers then Saturday at United Market Street during the Stuff the Bus program, a nationwide event to generate food for less fortunate.

This was the first year the city has participated in the program, and coordinators say the response was overwhelming.

"We were hoping for a thousand and this just exceeded our expectations. In talking with market Street, they want to expand the program and we're hoping to do this in the future again and include all three of the United stores in town,"says John Humphries with the Wichita Falls Transit Department.

After the donations were weighed the first Stuff the Bus event generated 1,390 pounds of food for the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.

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