Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Whitewater Community Food Pantry.
Stuff the Bus was a huge success earlier this month.
The Whitewater High School Student Council and the F.F.A. Students were instrumental in organizing this event coordinated by Beth Babcock. The High School Student Council collected food during Homecoming Week from Monday, September 27th to Friday, October 1st. They also hosted the food drive at the Middle School and the Elementary Schools during Homecoming Week.
The F.F.A. Students hosted the event at Walmart Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd.
2,780 lbs. of food was collected district wide and another 1,370 lbs. of food was donated over the weekend at Walmart for a grand total of 4,150 lbs. which includes baby food, baby necessities and personal items for men and women. In addition to the food collected Kincaid Farms donated 300 lbs. of onions. Monetary donations were also collected which will be used to purchase turkeys and other items for the Thanksgiving meal.
Both Student Council and F.F.A. students worked to unload all the food from the bus and brought it up into The Whitewater Community Food Pantry.
Together, the students and Beth did a magnificent job of organizing and collecting so much food. It’s incredible! There is such a variety! It’s absolutely wonderful!
We are so grateful to the city wide Whitewater Community, High School students, Beth Babcock, Dave Nelson and all groups that helped to make this event possible.
The Whitewater Community Food Pantry is well stocked with what it needs for the Thanksgiving meal and then some.
With Sincere Appreciation,
Pat Chaput and Barbara Quast, Co-Managers of The Whitewater Community Food Pantry