By NEESEY PAYNE
It’s not every day turkeys fill the seats of a school bus. This week, however, that’s what Pulaski County Public Schools Transportation Department will do as it reaches out to the community to “Stuff the Bus” for families in need.
Stuff the Bus is a community project localities across the United States have instituted to help families who are unable to afford a turkey for Thanksgiving.
Last year was the first time the event was held in the county, and over 85 families were given a turkey. This year, the transportation department hopes to feed more.
Numerous stores in the county have volunteered to partner with the “Stuff the Bus” effort. Friday, Nov. 16, a school bus will be parked outside the following locations from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Food Lion, East Main Street, Pulaski
• Food Lion, Memorial Drive, Pulaski
• Food City, Bob White Boulevard, Pulaski
• Walmart, Alexander Road, Dublin
• Walmart, Peppers Ferry Boulevard, Fairlawn
• Kroger, Lee Highway, Fairlawn
Community members may purchase a turkey to be placed on a bus at any of the locations or make a monetary donation on behalf of their family or in memory of a loved one. Turkey stickers can also be purchased for a donation.
Wades Supermarkets on West Main Street in Radford is also participating. Those who stop in the store can pledge a monetary donation.
All donations collected will go toward the purchase of turkeys on Nov. 16. Turkeys will be delivered to families throughout the county Nov. 16 and 17.
According to a press release provided by the transportation department, “Pulaski County Public Schools’ team of drivers are very excited to work on this special project and hopes that the community will support the efforts to ensure that coverage is accommodated to the fullest.”