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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Westchester Bee-Line Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive Coming in November

Oct 01, 2019 11:21AM ● By Marilee Burrell

One in five Westchester residents is food insecure. Next month their more fortunate neighbors can help out by donating nonperishable food to the Bee-Line Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive. A bus will be on site to receive donations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 1 at the Stop & Shop in Mount Kisco and November 2 at the Stop & Shop in Yonkers.

The food drive is a combined effort of Stop & Shop, Feeding Westchester, and the Westchester County Government Department of Public Works and Transportation’s SMART Commute Program.

Feeding Westchester is a nonprofit organization that sources and distributes nutritious food and other resources to every community in Westchester. Last year it delivered more than 10.1 million pounds of food, or 8.5 million meals, through soup kitchens, food pantries, schools, shelters and residential programs.

Westchester’s SMART Commute program increases awareness and ridership on the county’s Bee-Line Bus System. Designed to encourage and support commuters who are looking for sustainable alternatives to driving alone, the program is available free of charge as part of the county and state’s commitment to reducing roadway congestion and improving air quality.

For a list of most-needed food drive items, see ad. No glass containers or pre-opened items can be accepted.

Locations: Stop & Shop, 195 N. Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco, NY, and Cross County Shopping Center, 111 Vredenburgh Ave., Yonkers, NY. For more info, call Westchester’s SMART Commute Program Information Line, 914.995.4444, email Heather Ann Reiners at [email protected], or visit