COME & MAKE A DIFFERENCE, as the Michigan City Salvation Army, First Trust Credit Union, Al’s Supermarkets, local WEFM & WIMS radio stations, and the Michigan City School Corporation celebrate 19 years of hosting the “STUFF A BUS” food drive for The Salvation Army Food Pantry. Now through September 23 rd, you can make a monetary donation or donate non-perishable food items at First Trust’s Michigan City Branch at 950 E. U.S. Highway 20. In addition, on Saturday, September 24 th, from 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m., volunteers will be filling Michigan City school buses with bags of food donated by YOU (the local community) at both Al’s (Franklin St. & Karwick Plaza) Supermarkets. You can donate now or come to the Stuff A Bus event on the 24 th to purchase much needed meat vouchers and/or pre-packed bags of groceries for families in need. Major Becky Simmons of The Salvation Army stated, “Typically we serve around 400 families each month, but with the increase in the price of groceries, it has dramatically increased the last two months to nearly 500 families.” Simmons added that the Feeding America organization announced that September is Hunger Action Month, and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana stated 91,060 households are food insufficient including 31,460 children. What better time is there to do our part and HELP feed our own community?
Please come out and support the STUFF A BUS event, by making food or monetary donations at First Trust Credit Union, or by attending the event. At the Stuff A Bus event on September 24th you can meet local radio celebrities from WEFM 95.9 at Al’s Supermarket (Karwick Plaza) from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, and WIMS-AM 1420 radio celebrities at Al’s Supermarket (Franklin Street) from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. They will be encouraging the public to come out and help make sure that NO ONE in our hometown goes hungry. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer at the event, please contact Jenilee Haynes Peterson, at the Michigan City Salvation Army at (219) 874-6885, or First Trust Credit Union’s Marketing Department at (219) 877-2290.