REDMOND, OR -- Redmond school bus drivers will try to "Fill the Bus" with food donations, this weekend. It was organized by dispatcher Donna Walker to benefit the Redmond Community Food Bank. "Our goal is to teach the kids to start charity at a young age, and to know that not everybody is as lucky as they are sometimes. By doing this, we make it fun for the kids to do charity, and we also help the local food banks. This time of year, they don’t get a lot of donations. Christmas everybody think of them; but this time of year, they struggle a little bit."
Donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene products can be made Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walmart on the north end of Redmond. Donations can also be made next Saturday, May 21, at Bi-Mart on the south end of Redmond. Kids can also win prizes through games and activities. Click HERE for more details.
Walker tells KBND News, "We’re excited; it’s going to be a great day. We hope everybody comes out and brings some food. If you don’t have that, come by and say 'hi' to us and meet the bus drivers, and kind of see what they’re about; they’re very, very generous. These bus drivers do a lot for the community that people don’t always know about."