Calgary Co-op and transit hold 29th annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive

Food bank distributing around 400 hampers a day, up from 250 to 300 expected this time of the year

13 November 2021

People filled nearly two dozen Calgary Transit buses with various non-perishable goods as part of a food drive for the Calgary Food Bank on Saturday.

The annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive is a partnership between Calgary Co-op, Calgary Transit and local radio stations. This year marked the 29th anniversary of the campaign, which aims to fill transit buses with food donations. In total, 21 buses were stationed outside Co-op grocery stores across the city.

In early November, Vibrant Communities Calgary, a non-profit that advocates for strategies that address poverty in the city, released a report that found several factors contributing to an increase in food prices. They include inflation, supply chain issues and, in Alberta, crop loss from a hot and dry summer.

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