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"Bust the Bus" Event Collects Food and Cash

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Bus operators, maintenance workers, and mechanics from two transit unions teamed up with Kroger and the Capital Area Transportation Authority Saturday to fight hunger.

Organizers at the fourth annual "Bust the Bus" food drive collected food and cash donations for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

The food bank provides food to seven different counties throughout the area.

Last year, the event collected nearly 3,000 pounds of food and $2,000 in just hours.

"We see people everyday on our busses and their children that are hungry and they have to make decisions as to whether or not to buy food or pay the rent or pay for electricity or heat," said Katie Kelley, ATU Local 1039 secretary and treasurer. "This just seemed like a no brainer."

To donate to the Greater Lansing Food Bank, click here.

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