Annual Stuff-a-Bus Food Drive Now In Progress
By Third Assistant Chief Thomas Whelan
November 26, 2022

The Wading River Fire Department is asking for your help. For more than 20 years we have stood outside of King Kullen on weekends in December, collecting nonperishable food for the food pantries of all the local churches of Wading River, Shoreham and Rocky Point. We even help other needy churches, like Living Water Church in Riverhead. Each year, we deliver to no less than seven or eight church pantries. We have added a new pantry this year. The food drive runs from Thanksgiving week to New Year’s Day.

Even with some COVID restrictions being lifted, we can not assemble outside of King Kullen, as much as we used to, during the Holiday Season. We are asking people who donated in the past to please drop off nonperishable food to the school bus, which is located at the Fire Headquarters, 1503 North Country Road (east of the Duck Ponds). The food will be delivered to local families in need, at a time when the pantries are near empty, after the Holidays.

We also accept monetary donations, which we immediately use to purchase food in bulk. Help Us Stuff - the - Bus!