Towson University’s third annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign garnered record donations for local charities this holiday season. Between December 1 and 16, nearly 800 toys and 6,300 pounds of food were collected for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and the Maryland Food Bank, respectively. Maryland Food Bank Special Events and Food Drive Coordinator Rebecca Pon said the donations will provide meals for thousands of needy Marylanders.
“[The donations] will provide 4,839 meals for Maryland citizens in need!” Rebecca said. “The results are wonderful. Our appreciation goes to everyone involved.”
Representatives from the Maryland Food Bank and the Marine Corps of Maryland picked up Towson’s donations on December 16, just in time for the holidays. This year’s collections marked a half-ton increase from the amount of food donated last year, enabling more than 750 additional meals to be distributed across the state. Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Joe Oster lauded the community’s efforts in supporting the campaign.
“I am always impressed by the generosity of the Towson University community, especially in these times of economic difficulty,” Joe said.
Parking and Transportation Services’ Operations Manager Ed Gizara and Senior Sales and Events Manager Pam Mathias co-chaired the campus-wide campaign. For more information on donating to Toys for Tots or the Maryland Food Bank, go to http://www.toysfortots.org/ or http://www.mdfoodbank.org.