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WIU "Stuff the Bus" food drive collects massive haul

The annual "Stuff the Bus, Get Off Your Cans" food drive held earlier this month in Macomb collected 3,583 non-perishable food items and nearly $1,580.

The annual "Stuff the Bus, Get Off Your Cans" food drive held earlier this month in Macomb collected 3,583 non-perishable food items and nearly $1,580.

Sodexo Campus Services at Western Illinois University hosted the food drive.

Donations went to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and the Western Illinois Regional Council Community Action Agency.

A small amount of the food items were given to the new WIU Food Pantry, which opened recently on campus.

Event organizers thank all of the WIU students, faculty and staff who volunteered their time with the planning and execution of this year's event.

Since 2008, the local food drive has collected more than 100,000 pounds of food.

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