DART's annual Thanksgiving food drive for the Food Bank of Delaware will be held in Milford and Dover Nov. 9.


Join DART First State, in partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware
for Stuff The Bus 2010, the 13th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  Last year, Stuff The Bus, which was held statewide, was successful in
collecting 14.6 tons of nonperishable food for the Food Bank of Delaware.

Locally, the event will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Wal-mart, 939 N. DuPont Highway, Milford, and Acme, North Dover Center, Dover. EAGLE 97.7 & COOL 101.3 will broadcast all day from both locations.

At each collection site, DART First State will be available to help stuff the bus and will provide public transit and Food Bank information to visitors. Visitors may also sign up to win prizes from DART First State and others. For more information, visit www.DartFirstState.com or call 800-652-DART.



Below is a listing of needed/suggested items:

Corn flakes
Toasted oat rings
Powdered milk
Parmalat long life milk
Evaporated milk
Swiss Whey D’Lite
Applesauce
Pancake mix
Orange juice
Apple juice
Beef stew
Spaghetti sauce/meat
Spaghetti wheels
Chicken noodle soup
Macaroni and cheese
Peanut butter
Pancake syrup
Chicken and dumplings
Canned tuna
Pork and beans
Mixed vegetables
Sweet potatoes
Instant mashed potatoes
Whole white potatoes
Sliced white potatoes
Whole kernel corn
Cut green beans
Garbanzo beans
Navy beans
Pinto beans
Kidney beans
Jams, jellies, preserves
All other soup/stews
All other canned meats
All other canned vegetables
All other canned fruit
Cooking/vegetable oils
Laundry detergents
Paper products
Diapers
Personal care
Pet food

Please note that baby food and formula cannot be accepted.
The Food Bank of Delaware is a nonprofit agency working to end hunger in Delaware. Each year it distributes between 7 to 10 million pounds of food and fills orders for 346 hunger-relief partners in Delaware. An estimated 241,600 Delawareans turn to
emergency food assistance every year to avoid going hungry and almost half of them are children.   
 
The Food Bank not only collects nonperishable food items, but also other household products, such as laundry detergent, paper products, diapers, and personal care items. For more information on helping the Food Bank, call at 302-292-1305, or visit www.FBD.org.