Ross Prendergast, store manager at Tillicum Center’s Save on Foods, helps load boxes of food into the bus for BC Transit’s Stuff the Bus event on Dec. 15. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

BC Transit’s Stuff the Bus raises almost 4,000 pounds of food

More than $1,300 in monetary donations also collected

BC Transit’s Stuff the Bus event last Saturday at the Tillicum Centre scored nearly 4,000 pounds of food for those who need it most this holiday season.

The 17th annual Stuff the Bus event saw residents cram a double-decker with 3,928 pounds of food and more than $1,330 for local charities.

“We are very thankful to everyone in Victoria for their generosity and support,” says Jonathon Dyck, communications manager for BC Transit.



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Holiday food drive Denny Byrne and Shelley Bloomfield help Stuff the Bus. Shelley has been helping organize the BC Transit Stuff the Bus events since they started. Saturday’s Stuff the Bus event at Tillicum Centre raised over 4,000 pounds of food and more than $1,300 for the Salvation Army Stan Hagen Centre for Families and Mustard Seed food bank. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Brady Quaite shows off one of the ready made bags people can buy to help Stuff the Bus. (James MacKenzie Black Press)

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