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Join Us: "Stuff The Bus" Food Drive At McLean Giant This Saturday
Monday, February 11, 2013

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February 12, 2013

CONTACT: Jessica Goodman

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Delegate Barbara Comstock

To Participate In "Stuff The Bus" Food Drive At McLean Giant This Saturday To Benefit SHARE, Inc.

Richmond, VA - On Saturday, February 16th, from 9:30 - 11:30a.m., Delegate Barbara Comstock (R-34) will participate in the "Stuff The Bus" Food Drive outside the McLean Giant. All the proceeds from the food drive will go to benefit SHARE, Inc. of McLean.

As a part of Fairfax County's program to promote "Stuff The Bus: Feeding Fairfax Families," each week a Fastran bus staffed by MV Transportation personnel will park at a different location and collect food donations. This Saturday, the bus will be parked outside the McLean Giant.

Delegate Comstock encouraged the community to stop by and participate: "Participating in this food drive with SHARE, Inc. is a simple way to fight hunger right here in our community. In 2012, SHARE's Food Pantry provided more than 700 bags of groceries on average per month to 150 families with 500 household members. SHARE's distribution has more than doubled since the recession in 2008. SHARE is an all volunteer group and all of the donations go directly to needy families in our community."

More details about the event are included below:

WHEN:

Saturday, Febuary 16, 2013

Donation hours are from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

NOTE:

Delegate Comstock will be at Giant from 9:30 - 11:30a.m. but the Food Drive is all day at the Giant and food can be dropped off throughout the day as well as financial contributions.

LOCATION:

McLean Giant

1454 Chain Bridge Road

McLean, VA 22101

In 2010, 1 out of 5 county students reported going hungry at least some of the time in the past 30 days. Since 2008, the number of food stamp participants in Fairfax County increased more than 115 percent, which equals more than 4.5 percent of the population accessing the food stamp program.
SHARE's current food needs are and please ensure that the food is not expired:
  • Grape or strawberry jelly or jam
  • White sugar
  • White rice
  • Ground coffee
  • Black tea
  • Mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup
  • Cooking oil
  • Chunky chicken soups (only this kind)
  • 100% juice
  • Bars of soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Tuna fish
  • Cereal
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes

For more information about the "Stuff The Bus" campaign, click here. Also, for more information about how to participate and donate to SHARE, Inc. click here.

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