MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Trending-Stuff-the-BusLake County residents, here is your opportunity to kick off the holiday season with the spirit of giving.

To benefit The Salvation Army in Leesburg and the Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mount Dora, the Lake County Department of Community Services’ Public Transportation Division is hosting the ninth annual Stuff the Bus campaign from 9a.m. to 5p.m. on Nov. 8.

During the event, Lake County Connection buses will be collecting nonperishable food at the following locations:

Wal-Mart Supercenter, 17030 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora

Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2501 Citrus Blvd., Leesburg

“The goal of the annual food drive is to stuff donated nonperishable food and canned goods, baby food and pet food into a county bus,” said Ken Harley, manager of the Public Transportation Division. “Last year, we collected more than 4,500 pounds of food, and this year we hope to exceed that amount.”

Nonperishable food items can include canned meats, vegetables, fruits, stews and chili, canned or dry soups, canned or packaged pasta, peanut butter, tea bags and ground coffee, hot and cold cereals, rice, cake and pancake mixes, syrup, powdered milk, juice boxes, granulated sugar, baby food and formula, granola and cereal bars, and dry or canned pet food.

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