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Stuff the Bus Food Drive is from April 23-26

posted Apr 22, 2019, 8:41 AM by Allison Morris
This year, Sandy Valley, along with many districts in the Stark County ESC, are once again participating in the Akron-Canton Food Bank's Stuff the Bus event. This county-wide event ends with us "Stuffing the Bus" with food and donations.

This district-wide event kicks off Tuesday, April 23, and runs through Friday, April 26. Donations will be taken daily, and the class in each building with the most donation wins a cupcake party!  Donating is easy - food donations and monetary donations will both be accepted and appreciated. The Akron-Canton Food Bank can stretch $1 to make 4 meals. Top food donations include canned soup, mac and cheese, peanut butter, boxed cereal, canned tuna, canned vegetables, pasta and more! The Super Six most needed items are boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup. Please click here for additional items that are needed.

Hunger has a huge impact on children in schools. In classrooms across the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s eight-county service area, nearly 1 in 4 children will face hunger this year.  The Akron-Canton Foodbank works to meet the needs and provide hope to these children and their families struggling with hunger by distributing more than 110,000 pounds of food daily. 

Some quick facts about hunger:
Hunger Facts
1 in 7 individuals in our service area is food insecure, meaning they lack regular access to safe and nutritious food
More than 1 in 5 children in our service area is food insecure
30 percent of the members of households served by the Foodbank are children under the age of 18 years old
80 percent of individuals served by the Foodbank have a high school diploma or higher education
81 percent of individuals served by the Foodbank report purchasing the cheapest food available, even if they know it's not the healthiest option
Thank you all for participating in this challenge!