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MVTA Stuff the Bus Food Drive

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) delivered nearly three tons (5,720 pounds) of foodstuffs to 360 Communities in Burnsville and CAP Agency in Shakopee following their two-week campaign to collect items for local food shelves.  In addition, they received $1,358 in cash from farebox collections and a generous donation from Schmitty and Sons Transit.  The contributions were also divided between the two agencies. “We are very pleased with our first-year Stuff the Bus! effort,” said Luther Wynder, MVTA Executive Director. “And, we could not have had better project partners:  Schmitty and Sons Transit, 360 Communities and CAP Agency.  Community support was also terrific with contributions from local Boy Scouts (Prior Lake/Savage), Shakopee Cub Foods and Eagan Kick-Start Rotary among many other smaller contributions.”  The contributions to 360 Communities will help stock their network of five food shelves in Dakota County (Apple Valley, Burnsville, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount) and help ensure that families in need will not go hungry during this holiday season. Scott County’s CAP Agency operates a food shelf in Shakopee and this donation should help brighten the holidays for more families who are live on little.
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