The 2016 Stuff-A-Bus food drive for Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service officially began on Friday, October 28 with a press conference at the Kroger store located at 801 W. Lake Avenue in Peoria. It was great to see all the representatives from CityLink, the Peoria Friendship House and Kroger on hand to kick off the 29th annual food drive.
Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service President...Read more
CityLink and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local #416 was asked several months ago (WAY back in February, to be exact!) to participate in this year's Kroger Community Report because of the long-time partnership that exists between CityLink, the ATU #416, and Kroger for the Stuff-A-Bus food drive. CityLink, the ATU #416, Kroger, and its media partners of Cumulus Media (radio) and WMBD/WYZZ (TV) are currently gearing up for the 29th Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service, so we thought this was the perfect time to share some of the best...Read more
The 28th Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service wrapped up on Tuesday, December 1 with a press conference at the gymnasium at Peoria Friendship House. Thanks to the generosity of the people of Peoria, a total of 18,363 pounds or 9.18 tons of donations were collected during the campaign.
“We are truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from the good people of Peoria,”...Read more
The 2016 Peoria Historical Calendar is now available! The calendar features a collection of streetcar photographs taken by local train enthusiast Paul Stringham in the 1930s and 1940s when Illinois Power ran the electric streetcars in Peoria. Stringham’s interest in streetcars stemmed from his father’s occupation as a streetcar motorman and car barn foreman for Illinois Power. Stringham passed away in 2005 at the age of 92, and his photo collection is now owned by Dr. Richard Deller.
The 28th Annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive to benefit the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service officially began on Friday, November 6 at the Kroger on Lake Avenue. A press conference was held inside the store to kickoff the 2015 campaign. Representatives from CityLink and Peoria Friendship House spoke on the impact the Stuff-A-Bus food drive has on the food pantry at Peoria Friendship House. Last year, over 11 tons of food were collected, but the food only lasted until May, and the need only continues to grow. Peoria Friendship House has distributed over 73,000 meals to hungry...Read more
It was a cold, but successful day for the 2014 Day of Stuffing. Thanks to the generosity of individuals who stopped by to purchase pre-bagged donations, brought their own items for donation, or contributed money, 1580 pounds were collected from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14.
Students from Jamieson School, along with their teacher, stopped by Kroger to help fill...Read more
A unique Cat® Multi-Terrain Loader has taken up residence in the lobby of the Caterpillar Visitors Center during the month of November – and it is not the typical yellow iron visitors may be used to seeing. The Peoria-based FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics team, Robot Casserole, built the Cat® Multi-Terrain Loader over a period of three days, using canned and other non-perishable food products donated by Kroger. The can build project is just one component of the 27th Annual Stuff-a-Bus food drive to benefit the food pantry at the Peoria...Read more
The 2014 Stuff-a-Bus Food Drive for Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service officially began with a press conference on October 31 at the Kroger store located at W. Lake Avenue in Peoria. Representatives from CityLink, Peoria Friendship House, and Kroger were on hand to kick off the 27th Annual campaign. Donations will be collected the entire month of November.
For the past 27 years, CityLink, Kroger and the...Read more
Stuff-a-Bus officially wrapped up on Monday, December 2 with a press conference at Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service to announce the total weight of the bus filled with the food collected during the campaign.
The total weight of the food collected on the bus at the conclusion of the campaign was 15,240 pounds or 7.62 tons. In addition, approximately 3200 pounds, or 1.6 tons of food was donated directly to the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service for a total collection weight of 9.22 tons. During the press conference, Gregg Proctor, Central...Read more
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we pause to be especially thankful this year. Thankful that we have a National Weather Service that provided warnings that saved lives. Thankful that the loss of life was not greater. Thankful for communities that pull together in times of loss. Thankful for neighbors who put their own tragedies aside to help neighbors. Thankful for churches that provided physical and spiritual shelter.
This Thanksgiving we can be most thankful for giving hearts. The giving of $750,000 during a three-hour telethon. The giving of walls of bottles of...Read more