Community Donates 16,000 Pounds of Food for Stuff the Bus
Methodist partnered with WOWT for the annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive on June 6 to support the nearly 150,000 Omaha-area residents who have limited or low access to food.
The daylong effort resulted in 16,000 pounds of donations that will help fill the shelves at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry during extremely busy summer months – when pantries often struggle to meet demand. Nearly $700 in monetary donations was also collected.
Donations of nonperishable food and paper products were collected at Methodist Women’s Hospital and east of Methodist Physicians Clinic Indian Hills.
“Methodist was very proud and honored to work with WOWT on this important initiative within the Omaha community,” said Jenni Stoll, senior director of marketing for Methodist. “Improving the health of the Omaha community has always been an essential component of Methodist’s mission. We do that in many ways – by caring for our friends and neighbors, providing valuable health information through various programs and always being at the forefront of innovation.”
Stoll, along with other Methodist spokespersons, were featured on WOWT throughout the event, encouraging citizens to donate. Joining Stoll were Dr. Lindsay Northam, internal medicine physician; Patty Bauer, vice president of Methodist Women’s Hospital; Mike Kraus, community benefits coordinator; and Lisa Peabody, clinical dietitian.