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Area Groups Unite to “Stuff the Bus” with 20,000 Lbs of Food

 

Austin, Texas Dec. 5, 2012 – On Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at 10 a.m., Capital Metro, Whole Foods Market and the Capital Area Food Bank will hold a news conference to announce a new partnership and kick-off a holiday food drive to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

For the first time ever, the three groups will work in unison to help feed hungry Central Texans by hosting a “Stuff the Bus” food drive, which will run from Dec. 14-16 at Whole Foods Market in downtown Austin. The goal will be to fill up an entire Capital Metro bus with 20,000 pounds of food to help area families during the holidays.

WHAT:                       Announcement of “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive

WHEN:                      Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, 10 a.m.

WHERE:                    Whole Foods Market, 525 North Lamar Blvd,

Culinary Center entrance, corner of 6th St. &Bowie St.

WHO:                         •  Capital Metro President/CEO Linda S. Watson

                                   •  Capital Area Food Bank President/CEO Hank Perret

                                    •  Whole Foods Market Interim Store Team Leader Wade Taylor

PHOTO OPPS:        Capital Metro “Stuff the Bus” bus

PARKING:                Off-street at Whole Foods Market

MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Capital Metro: 

Melissa Ayala, (512) 389-7572, (972) 765-3642 cell, melissa.ayala@capmetro.org 

Erica Macioge, (512) 369-6085, (512) 636-7232 cell, erica.macioge@capmetro.org 

Whole Foods Market: 

Laura Benold, (512) 542-2225, Laura.Benold@wholefoods.com 

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas: 

John Turner, (512) 684-2528, jturner@austinfoodbank.org