DART First State announced Nov. 19 its 13th annual Stuff The Bus Thanksgiving Food Drive was a record setting year, collecting 20.4 tons (40,847 pounds) of food.


DART First State announced Nov. 19 its 13th annual Stuff The Bus Thanksgiving Food Drive was a record setting year, collecting 20.4 tons (40,847 pounds) of food. DART’s week-long food drive took place from Nov. 9 to 12 at Walmart in Milford, Acme in Dover, Acme in Fairfax Shopping Center and Rodney Square in Wilmington. The Food Bank of Delaware will distribute the donated food through its more than 346 hunger relief partners to the Delaware residents in need.

This year’s donations of non-perishable food filled three 30-foot buses. Donations were received from the general public, as well as businesses, schools, organizations and state agencies throughout the entire State. The Pepsi Bottling Group’s generous donation helped set a new record. DART First State collected 11,578 more pounds than in 2009, which was previously the best year.