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Stuff the Bus Volunteers

The ‘Largest Food Drive in Manatee County’ is an annual community effort jointly organized with iHeartMedia, Publix, United Way Suncoast, The School District of Manatee County, and other community partners to ‘Stuff the Bus’, an event to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee, a program of Meals on Wheels PLUS. Customers have the opportunity to make a food donation to help fill 17 school buses parked at Publix locations. All donations collected are distributed to The Food Bank of Manatee’s 100 partner agencies and food pantries in Manatee County.

How you can help


Shop

Customers at any of the 17 Publix stores located in Manatee County can donate nonperishable foods. Each Publix location will have critical food items available for purchase.

 

Volunteer 

This event is a great opportunity for corporate teams, civic clubs, church groups, and individuals to make a difference! Register to volunteer at volunteersuncoast.org/stuffthebus.

 Stuff the Bus Sponsorship Opportunities

Help us envision a hunger-free community by supporting the 2018 Stuff the Bus. You will receive valuable business exposure and recogni­tion of your goodwill. 100% of the proceeds and food collected will benefit our neighbors in need. To become a sponsor, please select from the levels below. To become a Stuff the Bus Sponsor, contact Amy Towery at (941)749-0100 x1238 or atowery@mealsonwheelsplus.org.

  • Bus Driver Presenting Sponsor

    $5,000
  • Seat Sponsor

    $2,500
  • Wheel Sponsor

    $1,000
  • Recognition in all promotional materials, including newspaper ads, website, flyers, newsletter and emails as Stuff the Bus presented by – your name here”
  • Social media recognition: Weekly mentions on The Food Bank of Manatee Facebook
  • Logo on banners at all 49 public schools, all 16 Publix grocery stores in Manatee County, and on 2 large banners at Manatee County School District sites
  • Logo on ad in Bradenton Herald and Herald-Tribune
  • Logo on flyer in Manatee Chamber’s Current magazine
  • First choice to adopt-a-store for your volunteer team on day of event
  • Your company logo in promotional newspaper ads, website, flyers, newsletter and emails
  • Social media recognition: Multiple mentions on The Food Bank of Manatee Facebook page
  • Logo on banners at all Manatee County public schools, all Manatee County Publix grocery stores, and on 2 large banners at Manatee County School District buildings
  • Logo on flyer in Manatee Chamber’s Current magazine
  • Logo on ad in Bradenton Herald and Herald-Tribune
  • First choice to adopt-a-store for your volunteer team on day of event
  • Your company logo in promotional materials, including website, event flyers and emails
  • Logo on banners at all Manatee County public schools, all Manatee County Publix grocery stores, and on 2 large banners at Manatee County School District buildings
  • Logo on flyer in Manatee Chamber’s Current magazine
  • First choice to adopt-a-store for your volunteer team on day of event