Stuff The Buss (Aired on 3-18-17 & 3-19-17)
Representing her Pleasant Valley Rotary Club, RadioRotary Producer Kathy Kruger is interviewed by Sarah O’Connell about the Rotary Club’s annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive. A full-sized School Bus, on loan for the day and decorated for the occasion, is parked at the Acme Supermarket in Pleasant Valley as the members of the Rotary Club encourage shoppers to “Stuff the Bus” with food donations for the local food pantry. The food pantry, located at the Methodist Church in Pleasant Valley, is run by volunteers from all four churches in the hamlet with help from the Boy and Girl Scouts, donations from the local senior citizens group, and financial assistance from the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Acme supermarket aids the operation by selling bags of healthy staples for $10 a bag, a real bargain. The bus is soon filled with those bags as well as with other food donations.