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First Student helps collect 12,300 items for food pantries


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First Student's Belleville, Ill., terminal partnered with two local school districts and the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce to collect 12,300 items of non-perishable food for the seventh annual “Drive Away Hunger” campaign.

First Student's Belleville, Ill., terminal partnered with two local school districts and the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce to collect 12,300 items of non-perishable food for the seventh annual “Drive Away Hunger” campaign.

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — First Student recently partnered with Belleville School District #118, Harmony Emge School District 175 in Belleville and the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce to collect 12,300 items of non-perishable food for the seventh annual “Drive Away Hunger” campaign.

The items filled 10 school buses with non-perishable food and were donated to four food pantries in the area.

“We strive to be a valued member of the community we serve,” said Donna Griffin, location manager of First Student Belleville. “We are pleased to help out such a worthwhile cause, and I am proud of my team's effort to help those in need here in Belleville.”

Many of the 550 First Student locations across North America take an active role in their communities throughout the year, officials said. Several locations have long-term partnerships with organizations within their communities that they assist on an annual basis.


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