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Fill The Bus, SunLine and KMIR Fill Food Banks Pantry

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Hundreds of people came out to Albertson's in Palm Desert today to help "Fill The Bus!"

SunLine Transit Agency partnered with the Palm Desert Sunset and Noon Rotary, KMIR-TV and Jammin 99.5 to host the 4th Annual ‘Pantry to People’ food collection event. The Pantry to People’ event benefited the Galilee Center in Mecca – which provides fresh produce and non-perishable food items to more than 300 individuals weekly.

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The event began as a way to encourage snowbirds to “clean out their pantries” before leaving the desert for the season – as pantry items will expire and need to be discarded by the time seasonal residents return next winter. The drive will accept donations of non-perishable food, canned foods, diapers and toiletries.

The first 200 people who donated on Saturday received a free ride day pass from SunLine Transit Agency.

Thank you to everyone who came out and donated!

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