Westchester County stuffs a bus with 5,000 pounds of foodPosted: Updated:
More than 5,000 pounds of food are going to those in need just in time for Thanksgiving.
A Bee-Line bus in Yonkers was filled to the brim with tons of food over the weekend. Today, the community helped to unload the bus in Elmsford and provide well over 6,000 meals for people across Westchester County.
The event benefits the county's food bank and was made possible by three different organizations. This holiday season's Stuff-a-Bus food drive is the first time Westchester County Government's SMART Commute Program, Stop and Shop and Feeding Westchester worked together to fight hunger in Westchester County.
"It was a lot of work getting the food on but it's a nice feeling to know that this is going out to our community -- of our food insecure community, they're going to have food for Thanksgiving and beyond," said Kim Fraser, of Feeding Westchester.
"Knowing that people care about each other -- that is the best gift you can give to one another," says Elisabeth Sacc, a local food pantry client.