Soar in 4 “Stuffed the Bus” to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee, “Stuff The Bus” was held at all 16 Manatee County Publix locations on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 9am to 3pm. Customers had the opportunity to make a food donation to help fill 16 school buses parked at Publix locations. All of the donations collected on Sunday will be distributed to The Food Bank of Manatee’s 115 agencies and food pantries in Manatee County. There are nearly 50,000 food insecure people, including 18,000 children living in Manatee County, according to the ALICE report. Customers at any of the 16 Publix stores located in Manatee County could donate nonperishable foods. Each Publix location had critical food items available for purchase.
Friends of the Soar in 4 program were happy to volunteer at this special event that ensures hunger is not a learning issue.