A Stuff the Bus food drive this weekend will give Tysonians several opportunities to contribute to some of their neighbors in need.
Fairfax County has typically held Stuff the Bus food drives — where volunteers contribute food to those in need — twice a year. But the pandemic and economic downturn has left more in need than usual, so the county is holding more Stuff the Bus events than usual.
Stuff the Bus food drives in May collected 33.6 tons of food for local non-profits to distribute over two days.
This Saturday, Sept. 26, buses will be parked at 21 locations throughout the county from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to collect donations.
Locations close to Tysons this weekend are:
- McLean Government Center (1437 Balls Hill Road)
- Patrick Henry Library (101 Maple Avenue East)
- Providence District Supervisor’s Office (3001 Vaden Drive)
- James Lee Community Center (2855 Annandale Road)
The buses will be parked in less frequently used lots to avoid crowding.
The County included a list of frequently requested items from non-profits:
- Canned Tuna, Salmon or Chicken
- Canned Pasta
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Canned Fruit (in light syrup or juice)
- Peanut Butter
- Bag (Dry) Beans
- Rice – Brown or White
- Instant Potatoes
- Canned Tomatoes
- Pancake Mix
- Pancake Syrup
- Hot and Cold Cereal
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Beans
- Healthy Snacks (e.g. raisins, granola bars)
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