Stuff the Bus Food Drive | February 2023

Thank you for your support!

Group photo from February 2023 Stuff the Bus

Stuff the Bus was a HUGE success! Between food, non-food life essentials, and financial donations, we received the equivalent of 215,000 pounds of food and non-food. It was an incredible day filled with love, community, and partnership. Thank you to every single one of you who made this event a SMASHING success!

A special thank you to Skagit Transit, Dick’s Drive-In Food Truck, AutoZone, and our incredible volunteers: WaFd Mount Vernon, Starbucks, NW Plus Credit Union, ServPro, and Nick.

The Stuff the Bus Food Drive Community Champion is… BURLINGTON MORNING ROTARY CLUB! By working together, this club brought in an ASTOUNDING amount of food and non-food items totaling 92,182 pounds. Thank you, Burlington Morning Rotary, for making our community a priority and helping us fight food insecurity on a local level.

Thank you to all the organizations, businesses, and service groups who contributed. We are forever grateful for the support you provide our participants: AutoZone, Birchview Memory Care, People’s Bank, Brown McMillen Real Estate, Evergreen Bank, Skagit County Public Health, Skagit County Assessor’s Office, Skagit County EMS, WaFd of Burlington, WaFd of Mount Vernon, WaFd of La Conner, Rotary of Sedro-Woolley.

Helping Hands, in partnership with Skagit Transit, will be STUFFING THE BUS on Saturday, February 25th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the fight against hunger! We invite all of Skagit County to bring ALL Non-Perishable food donations as well as Non-Food Life Essentials such as:

  • Laundry soap
  • Shampoo & other hair products
  • Bar soap & body wash
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Disposable shavers
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine hygiene products

Event Details:
Saturday, February 25th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
130 E Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, WA 98233


Pacioni's Italian Restaurant

The organization, business, or service group that brings in the most pounds in donations will be crowned Community Champion! Monetary contributions also count towards the goal: $1 = 25 pounds.

Learn more about how your team can become the Community Champion and win lunch for 10 at Pacioni’s in Mount Vernon: Call (360) 856-2211 or email

Helping Hands

P.O. Box 632, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284