Stuff the Bus Saturday at Hamilton Mountain FreshCo

WhatsOn Dec 06, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Nick Davies’ regular food drives are bringing in more and more donations each year.

The average haul at his eight Stuff the Bus events this year have brought in an average of more than 4,000 pounds each.

“We’re very happy with the results so far,” he says. “It’s growing every year.”

This Saturday, he holds the last drive of the year. It runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the FreshCo on Upper Gage at Rymal.

Store owner Ryan Bridgeman says he is making the food drive an event, with Santa, hot chocolate and face painting on site from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“Nick’s doing a great job,” says Bridgeman. “It’s really good for the community.”

Davies began his food drives in 2010 with a one-off drive for the Neighbour to Neighbour food bank, part of earning his volunteer hours when he was a Grade 10 student at Westmount.

Stuff the Bus has grown over the years; this year there will be nine food drives in total.

In 2014, Davies’ community work earned him the Scotiabank Game Changer award, which came with a $25,000 award for his charity, which he promptly donated to Neighbour to Neighbour.

Davies’ Stuff the Bus events collected more than 33,000 pounds in food donations last year. This year’s donations are only 400 pounds off that mark.

“We’ve hit last year’s number before this December (event),” says Davies.

Since his first drive, he has collected more than 140,000 pounds, which translates to more than $350,000 worth of food for Neighbour to Neighbour.

Davies has graduated from McMaster with his business degree and is out in the working world now, but says he will continue to run Stuff the Bus events.

“Certainly no plans to slow down,” he says.

Next year, Davies plans to use social media to get the word out to a wider audience and increase donations.

Stuff the Bus Saturday at Hamilton Mountain FreshCo

Nick Davies' food drive

WhatsOn Dec 06, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Nick Davies’ regular food drives are bringing in more and more donations each year.

The average haul at his eight Stuff the Bus events this year have brought in an average of more than 4,000 pounds each.

“We’re very happy with the results so far,” he says. “It’s growing every year.”

This Saturday, he holds the last drive of the year. It runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the FreshCo on Upper Gage at Rymal.

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Store owner Ryan Bridgeman says he is making the food drive an event, with Santa, hot chocolate and face painting on site from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“Nick’s doing a great job,” says Bridgeman. “It’s really good for the community.”

Davies began his food drives in 2010 with a one-off drive for the Neighbour to Neighbour food bank, part of earning his volunteer hours when he was a Grade 10 student at Westmount.

Stuff the Bus has grown over the years; this year there will be nine food drives in total.

In 2014, Davies’ community work earned him the Scotiabank Game Changer award, which came with a $25,000 award for his charity, which he promptly donated to Neighbour to Neighbour.

Davies’ Stuff the Bus events collected more than 33,000 pounds in food donations last year. This year’s donations are only 400 pounds off that mark.

“We’ve hit last year’s number before this December (event),” says Davies.

Since his first drive, he has collected more than 140,000 pounds, which translates to more than $350,000 worth of food for Neighbour to Neighbour.

Davies has graduated from McMaster with his business degree and is out in the working world now, but says he will continue to run Stuff the Bus events.

“Certainly no plans to slow down,” he says.

Next year, Davies plans to use social media to get the word out to a wider audience and increase donations.

Stuff the Bus Saturday at Hamilton Mountain FreshCo

Nick Davies' food drive

WhatsOn Dec 06, 2017 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Nick Davies’ regular food drives are bringing in more and more donations each year.

The average haul at his eight Stuff the Bus events this year have brought in an average of more than 4,000 pounds each.

“We’re very happy with the results so far,” he says. “It’s growing every year.”

This Saturday, he holds the last drive of the year. It runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the FreshCo on Upper Gage at Rymal.

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Store owner Ryan Bridgeman says he is making the food drive an event, with Santa, hot chocolate and face painting on site from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“Nick’s doing a great job,” says Bridgeman. “It’s really good for the community.”

Davies began his food drives in 2010 with a one-off drive for the Neighbour to Neighbour food bank, part of earning his volunteer hours when he was a Grade 10 student at Westmount.

Stuff the Bus has grown over the years; this year there will be nine food drives in total.

In 2014, Davies’ community work earned him the Scotiabank Game Changer award, which came with a $25,000 award for his charity, which he promptly donated to Neighbour to Neighbour.

Davies’ Stuff the Bus events collected more than 33,000 pounds in food donations last year. This year’s donations are only 400 pounds off that mark.

“We’ve hit last year’s number before this December (event),” says Davies.

Since his first drive, he has collected more than 140,000 pounds, which translates to more than $350,000 worth of food for Neighbour to Neighbour.

Davies has graduated from McMaster with his business degree and is out in the working world now, but says he will continue to run Stuff the Bus events.

“Certainly no plans to slow down,” he says.

Next year, Davies plans to use social media to get the word out to a wider audience and increase donations.