Stuff the Bus and Help Feed the Hungry in Santa Fe -
Box of non-perishable food for Stuff the Bus food drive.

Stuff the Bus 2023 update: The inaugural Stuff the Bus food drive in Santa Fe was a resounding success. Thanks to generous donors who stopped by the event, The Food Depot reports that 1,452 pounds of food, which equals about 5,800 meals, were donated, along with $735 in cash donations. The Food Depot’s Executive Director Sherry Hooper said, “The inaugural Stuff the Bus food drive was a true reflection of Santa Fe as a community. We are so thankful for everyone who generously donated on Friday to fill the shelves of The Food Mobile.” Read more about the event’s success here.


You can help feed the hungry in Santa Fe by being part of Hutton Broadcasting’s Stuff the Bus campaign. Hutton has long supported community projects in Santa Fe and this year, they are driving the bus to help feed the hungry. 

Partnering with title sponsors Del Norte Credit Union and Southwest Care, The Food Depot, and Albertsons Market on Zafarano, Hutton Broadcasting will host a food drive like Santa Fe has never before seen. It takes place Friday, December 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Albertsons Market parking lot. Look for The Food Depot’s big blue Food Mobile.

Food Insecurity in Northern New Mexico

The Food Depot provides resources to people in a nine-county area in Northern New Mexico. They report that one in eight people in New Mexico have food insecurity and that one in every five children faces this problem. In Santa Fe country alone, there are approximately 16,940 individuals who face food insecurity, including 5,430 children. Learn more about the scope of the food insecurity problem in our area.

Stuff the Bus: The Food Depot's Food Mobile will be there to fill with food on December 15.

Stuff the Bus

Hutton Broadcasting and its Santa Fe radio stations will host a Stuff the Bus campaign and encourage listeners to donate non-perishable food items to be donated to The Food Depot just in time for Christmas dinners. Cash and check donations will also be accepted at the event for those who would rather let The Food Depot do the shopping.

If you can’t make it to the event and want the convenience of donating online, here’s where you can do it. The Food Depot is grateful for every donation!

Sponsor Stuff the Bus

Corporate sponsors are needed to help ensure this event is a huge success. If your business would like to support this exciting new endeavor, reach out to Art Trujillo, VP of Sales for Hutton Broadcasting, at [email protected].

Sponsors will have their logo on this post and be recognized at the event and on the radio. Of course, the main reason to be a sponsor is the satisfaction of helping others in our community!

Live Radio Remotes at Stuff the Bus

Catch up with some of your favorite radio personalities who will be onsite during Stuff the Bus. Chris “The Mighty D” Diestler of Radio Free Santa Fe will broadcast from Stuff the Bus from 10 a.m. until noon. Richard Eeds of KTRC will also be there at 10 a.m. and Kidd Corona of Outlaw Country and Jam’n will visit with donors from noon until 2 p.m. 

What to Donate at Stuff the Bus

Pre-packaged Stuff the Bus items are available to purchase at Albertsons Market.
These pre-packaged Stuff the Bus items are available to purchase at Albertsons Market.

Only non-perishable food items can be accepted, with nothing homemade or opened. The Food Depot’s most requested items are canned protein, canned fruits and vegetables, grains, rice, oats, flours, nut butters, jellies, soup, pasta, sauces, and ready, pre-packaged meals. They ask that nothing be brought in glass jars. Please ensure that foods are not past their expiration date.

In addition to food items, personal care products and diapers are always in high demand.

Albertsons Market is going to make it easy for shoppers by pre-packaging $20 donations filled with some of The Food Depot’s most requested items.

Stuff the Bus History

This year, nine radio stations in Farmington, Cortez, and Durango joined the Hutton Broadcasting family of radio stations. They brought with them a strong history of supporting their communities, including more than 20 years of hosting highly successful Stuff the Bus campaigns.

They each support a local food charity and have coordinated the donation of thousands of pounds of food over the years. Their positive energy and community activism motivated the Santa Fe team to replicate their efforts.

Join Us In Helping the Hungry

Please join Hutton Broadcasting,, KBAC, KTRC, KQBA, and KLBU in supporting Santa Fe’s first Stuff the Bus campaign. Stop by the Albertsons Market on Zafarano on Friday, December 15, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with your food or cash donation and help Stuff the Bus.

With your help, it can be an overwhelming success!


Stuff the Bus Partners


Albertsons Market logo


The Food Depot logo


Stuff the Bus Title Sponsors


Del Norte Credit Union logo


Southwest Care logo



Stuff the Bus Sponsors


Century Bank logo


Christus Health logo


Ellie Mental Health logo

Red or Green Properties Logo


Rodeo de Santa Fe logo

Brynda Gonzalez, State Farm graphic



This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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