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Help ‘Fill the Truck’ to Support Auburn Students

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The Auburn Public Schools Foundation (APSF) is celebrating ten years of serving Auburn School District students. Among the foundation’s achievements is ensuring students have access to food, clothing, and hygiene items through a pantry at each school. With the help of Valley Buick GMC, you can help ensure these pantries remain stocked.

Partnering with APSF and the Auburn Food Bank, Valley Buick GMC is holding a ‘Fill the Truck’ event to collect nonperishable food and items on the APSF ‘Unmet Needs’ list.  The ‘Fill the Truck’ event runs through the end of December.

A black pick up truck with balloons on it inside a dealer showroom.. The bed of the truck is filled with donated clothing and food items.
Fill the Truck at Valley GMC Buick | courtesy photo, Valley GMC Buick

Donations can be dropped off anytime during normal business hours to Valley Auburn Buick GMC (3104 Auburn Way South). Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Auburn community, the GMC pick-up has already been emptied once. Though that may seem enough, due to COVID-19 both APSF and the Auburn Food Bank continue to experience higher demand.

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Those who would like to donate but are unable to make it to the showroom can order from the APSF Amazon list. (link). Donation pick-up* is available on a limited basis for homebound individuals who would also like to donate. Valley GMC Buick logo

Make Your Donation Go Further:

Buying on Amazon?
Be sure to shop AmazonSmile with APSF or the Auburn Food Bank as your charity of choice to increase your donation that much more.

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Want to donate but can’t afford new items?

Current holiday sales are a great time to find deals. As APSF serves students all year, getting out-of-season items from the clearance section is another way to make your dollar go further.


Does your employer match?
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Many employers do donation matching. Both the Auburn Food Bank and Auburn Public Schools Foundation are 501C3 nonprofits. So check with your employer to see if they have a matching program, or if they’re willing to make a donation from the company.

Want to increase your donation?
If you still want to do more, hold a mini-donation drive of your own!  Donation drives can be held at football practice, with a community organization, a troop, at a holiday party, with neighbors, places of worship, and so many other places. Don’t think you have to wait for “next time,” donation drives can last any duration.

The Auburn Food Bank is happy to help provide guidance should you need it, the timeframe and details are up to you.

Items Requested (new):

Auburn Public Schools Foundation:
(must be new)
Coats
Underwear
Shirts
Pants
Healthy snacks (individually packaged)

Auburn Public School Foundation Amazon List 

Auburn Food Bank:
(nonperishable, unopened unless individually wrapped)

Baby formula (all ages, sizes, and brands)
Dry pasta
Canned foods (pull top preferred)
-ready meals like ravioli and hearty soups are excellent
Cereal (hot/cold)
Cup of Noodle (instant noodles)
Canned Meat

*Please contact Linda or Hilary with any questions, for additional information, or to request a donation pick up: 
Linda Ball: 253-335-8418
Hilary Wood: 253-350-1808

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