SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The 3rd annual Stuff the Bus Food and Toy Drive presented by 98.3 Fox FM, KiX 100.3, Yea!106.5, and SylacaugaNews.com is happening right now at Tony Serra Ford on Hwy. 280 in Sylacauga.
As you drive down the highway you can see the big, yellow Talladega County School System bus on the front lawn of Sylacauga’s Ford Dealership waiting for you to donate to the campaign.
The first two years helped feed thousands of underprivileged children through Alabama Childhood Food Solutions and enabled hundreds of families to put presents under the tree for their children through the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement. The event has been recognized by the Alabama Broadcasters Association as one of the best charitable events in the state.
On Thursday afternoon, workers at Tony Serra Ford witnessed a true Christmas miracle as an anonymous family came in with a significant amount of groceries.
The family is starting a new Christmas tradition where it gives back and decided to donate $1,000 worth of non-perishable food items to the to the Stuff the Bus campaign.
“At Serra Sylacauga [Autoplex] we felt that the Stuff the Bus [Food and Toy] Drive was not only a great cause, but would give us an opportunity to meet our neighbors,” said Clay Carter, General Sales Manager at the Serra Sylacauga Autoplex. “We had no idea that a family like this would show this kind of passion! We are excited to know we are in a community with these kind of amazing families!”
“What a surprise! I am still in shock,” said Michael Brannon. Brannon is the Executive Vice President of RadioAlabama, the parent company of the campaign’s presenting sponsors. “Giving back and serving others is exactly what the Christmas season is all about, and this anonymous family certainly did that. We are overwhelmed by their thoughtfulness and thankful they donated to such a great cause.”
“We can make a difference if we all work together,” said Jim Jones, Executive Director of Alabama Childhood Food Solutions. “We will end in central Alabama by 2022. Many, many thanks to the family that provided this donation to fill over 10% of the bus!”
This Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., join 98.3 Fox FM live at Tony Serra Ford and register for an opportunity to win Chick-fil-A for a year courtesy of Chick-fil-A Sylacauga.
Stuff the Bus is sponsored by the Serra Sylacauga Autoplex, Chick-fil-A, Huddle House, RadioAlabama, Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet Family Care.
You can donate to the cause by bringing non-perishable food items and toys to Tony Serra Ford on Hwy. 280 during normal business hours until Dec. 22.