Usually you see them on the road filled with kids heading to school, but Friday, the big yellow bus was being filled with food!
Foodlink and Wegmans kicked off the "Fill the Bus" food drive in Rochester Friday.
The drive will last two weeks until October 25 and is set up in 21 area stores.
It supports Foodlink's BackPack program providing meals for Rochester kids during weekends and holidays when they don't have access to free meals at school.
Children are discreetly enrolled in the program and take a bag full of food home at the end of a school week.
"Our goal is to make this always as nutritious as possible for the children and that there's balance," said Foodlink Chief Development Officer, Julie Tedesco. "So we try in every bag to make sure there's dairy, whole grains, some level of fruit and vegetables and a good protein for the kids so they are getting the nutrients they need to perform better in school and to make it through the weekends."
Foodlink hopes to help about 2,000 children in 32 schools from the "Fill the Bus" campaign.