Fill The Bus Food Campaign

09.09.13 | Bob Price

From now until September 21st, Wegmans will sponsor the 6th annual “Fill the Bus” Campaign to benefit The Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Backpack Program.A yellow school bus will be parked in front of Southern Tier Wegmans stores in Corning, Elmira, Hornell, Ithaca and Johnson City during the drive. Wegmans stores will have wish lists available to help shoppers buy select items for the food bank's Backpack Program. The food will be collected inside Wegmans stores and then sent to the food bank. Food bank officials say last year nearly 55,000 pounds of food was collected during the Fill the Bus Campaign to help feed Southern Tier children in need. According to the food bank backpack program provides healthy, child-friendly foods to children at risk of hunger over weekends and holiday breaks when children do not have access to free or reduced price school meal programs.