RTD’s 21st Annual Stuff the Bus Helps Thousands in Need


With your help, that’s how many pounds of food RTD and its transit partners, Manteca Transit and Escalon eTrans, collected including 1,136 turkeys at this year’s Stuff the Bus Food & Coat Drive. Thanks to all who donated to benefit the Stockton/San Joaquin Emergency Food Bank!

Since 1999, RTD and its partners have raised over 362,000 pounds of food donations. This year, Stuff the Bus also collected more than $1,300 for their food bank partners in San Joaquin County.

This year, RTD’s longtime partner Food 4 Less increased their giving by donating more than $4,000 worth of non-perishable food items and offering three $100 Food 4 Less gift cards as raffle prizes for those who donated. Community Medical Centers and Aspire APEX Academy participated by holding their own food and coat drives. The Bull (KSTN, 105.9) and LaTricolor (KMIX, 100.9) radio stations supported the event by promoting and providing live broadcasts during Stuff the Bus. Many RTD staff and their family members, Miss San Joaquin County Dana Harrison, and the Stockton Tigers softball team volunteered their time during the drive to help those in need over the holiday season Your donations will help thousands of San Joaquin County residents this holiday season. We hope to see you again next year so we can beat that number again!