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Fill the Bus



 August – September 2021


Wegmans markets across the Southern Tier
Elmira, Corning, Ithaca, Johnson City and Hornell


YOU! Shoppers make a difference by purchasing a bag of kid-friendly groceries for $3, $5 or $10.


One in 8 adults and 1 in 5 children in the Southern Tier experience food insecurity and are at risk of hunger. 

$137,050 in 2019!

Thank you to all the shoppers who gave so generously during the 2019 Fill the Bus campaign!
Thanks to the cashiers who made it happen!
And, thank you to Wegmans stores that support our mission to end hunger in our communities.


Now in it’s 13th year, Fill the Bus is community-wide food drive to collect non-perishable food items for children at risk of hunger across the Southern Tier. In September, customers can purchase child-friendly foods at their local Wegmans stores in Corning, Elmira, Hornell, Ithaca and Johnson City. Donations will support the Food Bank’s BackPack Program and School Food Pantry program.
Wegmans shoppers can purchase $3, $5 and$10 prepacked grocery bags at checkout. All donations benefit the Food Bank’s BackPack and School Food Pantry Programs, and stay in the Southern Tier. Your donation will help us reach a goal of more than 65,000 pounds of food!
Learn more about the Food Bank’s BackPack Program.

Fill the Bus is sponsored by:

For more information, contact:
Katherine Strawser, Community Engagement Manager