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C.A.R.E. Donation Tops 1,400 Pounds Of Food
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The Regional Transit District bus was parked in the lot at Big Boy Market on Nov. 18 and 19 where several giving people stopped by to drop off food. Virginia Still/The Times

The City of Escalon through eTrans hosted its seventh annual “Stuff The Bus” food drive from Saturday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 19 in front of Big Boy Market and in partnership with San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) as part of their larger event in Stockton.

Through the effort, eTrans was able to collect 14 turkeys, 82 bags of groceries, 20 coats, three cases of water and $123.75 in cash. This food collected will help those Escalon residents in need of meal assistance this holiday season.

Escalon C.A.R.E. serves food to roughly 100 households a week through its Weekly Emergency Supplemental Food Program on the first, second, fourth and (when applicable) fifth Wednesday of each month from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The C.A.R.E. program is open for the residents of Escalon and Farmington who need food and whose income meets the Federal poverty level (Self-reporting of income is required). A bag of food is provided free, one for each household.

Big Boy Market, eTrans, Escalon CARE and RTD thank the Escalon community for helping with this food drive.

For information on eTrans, call (209) 541-6645 or visit


For information on Escalon C.A.R.E., call (209) 838-3831 or visit