The eighth annual “Fill the Bus” is going on today, Aug. 8, at the Shary H-E-B until 6:30 p.m. The one-day event accepts donations of school supplies and backpacks, with those making donations of a value of $25 receiving a free Schlitterbahn ticket. Donations of a value of $40 receive two free Schlitterbahn tickets.
All donations benefit the school tools program through the RGV Food Bank. Channel 4 is serving as co-hosts.
School Tools is a local program which began in 1999 through the RGV Food Bank. It currently benefits 50 underprivileged elementary schools, and approximately 1,300 teachers and 33,000 students. Teachers must apply to be apart of the program and registration is currently open. The program is a free store at the RGV Food Bank where teachers who teach at the qualified schools can shop for free.
Shary H-E-B is located at 2409 East Expressway 83 in Mission.