As JeffCo Express celebrates the 6th Anniversary of service, part of the celebration is its annual community outreach
“Stuff the Bus” food drive campaigns in the month of November.
The goal of the event is to fill a bus with donated nonperishable
food items, baby food and pet food.
This year we have 15 schools participating in the Grand "Can" Challenge.
2014 saw JeffCo Express hold its first Grand Can Challenge which involved ten Jefferson County schools in three divisions; Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, and High School. These schools conducted their own school wide food drives and then brought them to one of the four "Stuff the Bus" collection sites. The winner in each division was award a certificate and trophy declaring them to be the "Grand Can Champions." Last year we saw over 14,000 nonperishable food items collected.
The winner in the Elementary Division was Vineland Elementary with 3,508
The winner of the Middle School/Junior Division was DeSoto Junior High with 1,806
The winner of the High School Division was DeSoto High School with 2,030
Honorable mention goes to Telegraph Intermediate School for 1,293
Other participating schools were:
Crystal City High School
Grandview High School
Festus High School
Grandview Middle School