The cold temperatures outside did not put a damper on the success of the Capital Area Food Bank’s 12th Annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive, which was held on Friday, December 13. The holiday spirit was in full effect as community members came out in droves and collected a total of 43,818 pounds of food for residents in need.
Additionally, the food bank received over $56,000—enough money to provide 140,000 meals to families, children and seniors this holiday season.
The Capital Area Food Bank extends our sincere gratitude to Giant, who has helped make Stuff-A-Truck a reality since 2002. And a very special thanks goes to our invaluable media partners, Fox 5 and CBS Radio, for helping the food bank maximize donations by providing extensive broadcast coverage during the event.
CAFB staff and volunteers braved the cold temperatures with the help of donated tents and equipment provided by Oxon Hill Rentals, Select Event Group, A&A Rentals, A Grand Event Party Rentals and Home Depot. The good folks at Panera Bread, Starbucks and the Buffalo Wing Factory and Pub provided refreshments for staff and volunteers.
Bookstore Movers graciously assisted with the collection of food from participating Giant satellite locations across the metro area following the event.
And of course, none of this could have been made possible without the help and dedication of the food bank’s valued volunteers and staff. We look forward to another successful event next year!