Foodlink’s annual Fill the Bus food drive is underway at area Wegmans through Sept. 23.
The campaign collects donations for Foodlink’s Backpack program, which allows food insecure children an opportunity to bring home nutritious food over the weekend and holiday breaks.
Wegmans shoppers will see signs for the 2017 Fill the Bus campaign at 21 local, participating stores. Prepackaged bags of food priced at $3-$10 are available at checkout. This year’s goal is to collect more than 250,000 pounds of food.
Suggested items include canned tuna and chicken, oatmeal packs, unsweetened applesauce cups, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, 100 percent juice boxes, boxed raisins and canned fruit and vegetables.
For information, visit foodlinkny.org.