Stuff The Bus Event; Two Food Drives


Stuff the BUS: Backpacks, Underwear, Shoes

The Payson Unified School District encourages everyone in Payson to participate in its first “Stuff the Bus” event, Thursday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot.

Look for the yellow school bus. Stop by and help us stuff the bus with backpacks, underwear and shoes.

Many students need these items to come to school fully outfitted and ready to learn.

New items are preferred, but we will accept gently-used backpacks and shoes.

For more information, call Susan Campbell at Payson Schools, (928) 474-2070.

Wells Fargo conducts statewide food drive

Local food shelves that are filled during the holiday season are nearly depleted by summer. Wells Fargo is pleased to announce it is conducting its annual summer food drive from July 15 to July 30 to collect donations for food banks throughout Arizona.

The event remains the only statewide food drive held in Arizona.

A collection bin is located at Wells Fargo Bank, 115 E. Highway 260 in Payson.

To donate cash, send checks to the Association of Arizona Food Banks, 2100 N. Central Ave., Ste. 230, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Donations also may be made online at

PB&J Drive

Summer is here and kids are out of school. Many of the families in the Payson area are struggling to feed their families. Again, St. Vincent de Paul is teaming up with Channel 12 news and Bashas’ for their annual peanut butter and jelly drive. Please stop by the checkout counters to donate, purchase a pre-filled bag or purchase some peanut butter and jelly while shopping. Put a smile on a child’s face.


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