Stuff the Bus project supports the United Methodist Food Pantry

The annual project is held during Mercy Week.
The Staff Council at Misericordia University celebrated Mercy Week 2012 by hosting its annual “Stuff the Bus” project. The group filled a small bus to capacity with items that were then donated to the United Methodist Food Pantry in Noxen, Pa., in support of a campus service project involving the neighboring community.

The group set up donation boxes across campus and asked for items specifically for women and children, such as shampoo, soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste, deodorant, body lotion, diapers, baby wipes, baby clothing, baby bottles and formula. They also collected gently used clothing and non-perishable food items including pasta, cereal, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, stuffing mix, coffee, tea, soup, beverages and paper products. The donations came from the campus family as well as members of the community.


Members of the Staff Council Committee at Misericordia University, from left, are Rachel Oberg, assistant director, admissions; Joan Yamrick, interlibrary loan specialist, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library; Alexandra Przewlocki, staff accountant; Bruce Riley, assistant director, Student Success Center; Lisa Malcolm, advancement support manager, development; Vicki Austin, director, Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program; and Michael Hilstolsky, technician, information technology.