St. Joseph High School holds Stuff-A-Bus to benefit food pantries

Organizers say the donations will help during a usually slow time of giving.

Tom Krosnowski and Rose Shannon

Feb 24, 2024, 5:56 PM

Updated 54 days ago

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St. Joseph High School in Trumbull held their annual Stuff-A-Bus event Saturday.
Each bus contained 2,000 pounds of food donations which will be distributed to six local food pantries.
They include the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Sterling House Community Center and the Thomas Merton Center.
Last year, students filled four buses. However, organizers say the need is greater this year.
More than 150 students attempted to fill at least two extra buses during the event. Organizers say the donations will help during a usually slow time of giving.
"There's such a need after the holidays, after Christmas and Thanksgiving. We do such a great job donating food and filling pantries, but then we kind of forget about it, and the pantries are depleted. So, this is our way of trying to fill those back up, and the kids have really gotten on board and done an incredible job," says Deacon Jeff Font, director of campus ministry.
In all, the students donated an estimated 12,000 pounds of food.


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