Letter carriers collecting food donations Saturday

Letter carriers collecting food donations Saturday

As letter carriers, Richard Hatzenbuhler says they see the need to fill hungry bellies almost every day while on the job.

The collected food will be delivered to food banks and food pantries, the NALC stated.

Postal workers like Near collect non-perishable food items along their route.

Every donation makes a difference, and all of the donations really add up.

Postal customers who do not have a mailbox but still want to participate can bring their donations by the front counter at the post office, said Curtis. Stamp Out Hunger started 26 years ago, and organizers look forward to 26 more years.

Last year, nationally, the drive collected 75 million pounds of non-perishable food, the third highest total. With the economic struggles many Americans face, this food drive is as critical as ever.

"We take (the food) back to the post office and weigh it, usually", Mustaine said.

It's as simple as bagging or boxing food items and placing it near your mailbox ahead of the usual mail delivery time.

"The food will go to probably five or six different organizations", said Danny Avery, director of United Way of Lowndes County. This particular food drive usually doesn't produce a lot of bulk items.

Hoffman says she gets personal joy when she comes across generous donations. 16 million are children, according to ACCESS.

Volunteers also help them out.

Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon). "Soups are good, too, because they can be eaten as they are or used to put together a meal". "The event is rain or shine and there is no amount too large to give because we will pick it up and deliver it for you!"