Proos participates in annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive

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LANSING, Mich. Sen. John Proos last month donated food as part of the annual “Stuff-A-Truck” food drive, hosted by 97.5 Y-Country at Roger’s Foodland in St. Joseph.

All the food and personal items donated during the drive go to the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA) in Benton Harbor, which provides necessary food and personal care items to thousands of local families.

“The annual ‘Stuff-A-Truck’ drive is a wonderful and impactful way to help area struggling families — and this year’s drive set a new record for donations,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “One of the things that makes Southwest Michigan so great is that our community comes together to help our neighbors in times of need.

“With the Christmas just around the corner, I encourage residents to help make a difference and ensure that no family goes hungry this winter by supporting their local food bank or pantry.”

Annually, 97.5 Y-Country and SMCAA partner to put on the Stuff-A-Truck food drive with the help of local sponsors. This year’s drive raised more than $10,000 and filled more than 11 truckloads of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items.

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Photo caption: Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, joined 97.5 Y-County’s Brad Allen (right) for a live broadcast on Nov. 20 during the station’s annual “Stuff-A-Truck” drive at Roger’s Foodland in St. Joseph. The drive collected donations for the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA), which provides necessary food and personal care items to thousands of local families. Joining Proos and Allen are Yvonne Vidt, community services manager at the SMCAA, and Art Fenrick, executive director of SMCAA.