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Allegan County United Way’s Annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive is June 20-22

The 11th annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive will take place at participating grocery stores in Allegan County from June 20-22 as part of United Way’s global Day of Action. Food and personal care item donations collected during the drive will be delivered directly to local food pantries to help support the basic needs of local families. Stuff the Bus is organized by Allegan County United Way on behalf of the Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative.

Food pantry supplies typically decrease during the summer months, since students who receive school breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch Program depend on their families for all three meals. United Way’s Stuff the Bus Food Drive aims to help the food pantries keep their shelves stocked during these critical summer months.


Suggested Shopping List:



                        • Peanut Butter

                        • Canned Meat/Tuna

                        • Boxed Dinners

                        • Spaghetti/Pasta

                        • Rice

                        • Canned Fruit

                        • Canned Vegetables

                        • Spaghetti Sauce

                        • Pancake/Muffin Mixes

                        • Beans (canned or dry)

                        • Hamburger/Tuna Helper

                        • Breakfast Cereals

                        • One Box Meals


            Personal Care Items:

                        • Shampoo (Adult & Child)

                        • Conditioner (Adult & Child)

                        • Laundry Detergent

                        • Fabric Softener

                        • Toilet Paper/Kleenex

                        • Menstrual Products

                        • Toothpaste

                        • Sunscreen

                        • Razors


Donation Sites:


Village Market (Allegan)

June 20, 8am-4pm; June 21, 8am-7pm; June 22, 9am-5pm

Benefits Allegan United Methodist Church & The Vine at Christ Community Church                                        


Hamilton Food Center (Hamilton)

June 20-22, 9am-7pm

Benefits Diamond Springs Wesleyan Church


Wagoner’s (Fennville)

June 20-22, 10am-4pm

Benefits Ladders of Hope


Dick’s Market (Dorr)

June 21, 9am-7pm; June 22, 9am-6pm

Benefits Project Hope


Harding’s (Wayland)

June 20-22, 10am-4pm

Benefits Wayland Christian Neighbors


Harding’s (Plainwell)

June 21, 9am-7pm; June 22, 9am-5pm

Benefits Christian Neighbors SE


Walmart (Otsego)

June 20-22, 9am-5pm

Benefits Martin United Methodist Church