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The Trauma Survivors Foundation
Fill the Bus for the Food Bank

Saturday, November 26th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Two Locations:
ACME Markets - Trolley Square, Wilmington
ACME Markets - Lantana Square, Hockessin


Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Delaware and 
the Meals for Shields!

Your donation to the "Fill the Bus" event is Tax Deductible



On Saturday, November 26th the Trauma Survivors Foundation and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 are hosting a "Fill the Bus" food drive for the Food Bank of Delaware. We will have two  buses to be filled with food, holiday items, and nonfood items located at the ACME Markets in Trolley Square, Wilmington, DE and Lantana Square, Hockessin, DE from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Our goal, besides filling both buses, is to gather 20,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank and to have enough for 300 meals for first responders for Christmas.

The Food Bank of Delaware relies heavily on local support to provide enough food to serve close to 242,000 Delawareans each year. Each pound of food is considered one meal, so our goal is to feed 20,000 Delawareans. We will have contests for largest individual, group, and company donation. Can't make it to the "Fill the Bus"? We can also accept monetary donations online  Just $1 provides three meals! $2.50 fills a 10-pound grocery bag, $25 can feed a family of four people three meals per day for a week, $100 can feed a family of four for an entire month, $26.95 feeds a child for one month and $80.84 feeds a child for the entire summer. You can also drop off a donation of food items to The Trauma Survivors Foundation at 2055 Limestone Road, Suite 109, Wilmington, DE 19808.

Items needed for the "Fill the Bus":

• Hot and cold cereals
• Instant or shelf-stable milk
• Fruit juice
• Canned meats: ham, tuna, spam, vienna sausage, corned beef, turkey and chicken
• Peanut butter and jelly
• Pork and beans, refried beans, beans and rice
• Canned soups and stew
• Kidney, pinto, lima, black beans (dry) and green beans
• Mixed vegetables, corn, carrots, peas and other canned vegetables
• Long-grain rice and rice mixes;
• Pasta, macaroni and cheese, instant potatoes and pasta mixes/hamburger helper
• Applesauce, pineapple, peaches, apricots, pears, mixed fruit and other canned fruits
• Spaghetti sauce

Holiday Items:
• Canned sweet potatoes
• Canned gravy
• Cranberry sauce
• Stuffing mix
• Frozen turkeys (requires special pickup arrangements)

Supplemental items:
• Adobo seasoning
• Coffee
• Tea
• Hot cocoa mix
• Evaporated milk

Nonfoods:
• Diapers and wipes
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Bar soap
• Paper products such as towels, plates, napkins, tissues and toilet paper
• Plastic utensils

Foods most urgently needed are:
* canned vegetables
* canned fruits
* tuna
* canned meats
* soups, stews, and chili
* peanut butter
* cereal
* pasta
* rice

Please note, the Food Bank of Delaware cannot accept hard candy, lollipops, soda in cans and bottles, chocolate bars or pieces, gum and soft candy such as marshmallows, caramels, taffy, licorice and gummy items.