Stuff the Bus campaign collects more than 28,000 pounds of food for needy

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RTD electric busSTOCKTON — The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) and its partners’ “Stuff the Bus” drive collected more than 28,000 pounds of food for the area’s needy. Along with its partners, RTD collected 640 turkeys during the 18th annual campaign, Nov. 18-20.

The food drive has collected more than 315,000 pounds of food donations since it first started in 1999.

Local transit agencies including the Lodi Grapeline, Manteca Transit and Escalon eTrans, were also involved in collecting food for local nonprofit agencies. The Emergency Food Bank of Stockton, the Salvation Army of Lodi, Second Harvest Food Bank and Escalon CARE were among the agencies receiving the food.

Cumulus Broadcasting, the Stockton Record, Food 4 Less and Big Boy Market sponsored the events.

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