Lakewood school bus drivers collect for food banks Nov. 19

SMOKEY POINT — Visitors to the Arlington Walmart on Nov. 19 will be able to "Stuff the Bus" on behalf of the Marysville and Arlington food banks.

As many as 30 volunteers from the Lakewood School District Transportation Department will be collecting food donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as handing out fliers to shoppers with suggested food and toiletry items to donate.

"Every day, our drivers see families struggling and would like to help," said Marlene Rosenbach, transportation supervisor for the Lakewood School District. "People can make monetary contributions with checks made out to either the Marysville Community Food Bank or the Arlington Food Bank. We could take a receipt book if anybody donates cash and wants a receipt."

The Marysville Community Food Bank has requested peanut butter, chicken noodle and cream of mushroom soup, canned evaporated milk, fruit cocktail, gravy packets, boxed pancake mix, syrup, bags of sugar and flour, strawberry gelatin, eggs, margarine, onions, milk, potatoes, frozen turkeys and hams, and $10 gift cards.

The Arlington Food Bank has requested pasta, box meals, cereals, condiments, fruit juices, canned vegetables and chili, crackers, chips, cookies, baby food, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, dish and laundry soap, and diapers.

For more information, call Rosenbach at 360-652-4525.

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