Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday

Friday, 12 May, 2017

Burleson said walk-in volunteers would be welcomed as well. Food from the letter carriers' food drive helps refill the shelves through summer, which isn't typically a time people think about donating food. "Of course, you always want more". "For many of them, their meals are here at Burke United Christian Ministries, and the food they get to serve at home is (from) here".

"Gleaners has 540 partner organizations", Hoyle said. Letter carriers are involved in their communities, and a lot of letter carriers look at their routes as their family.

Almost 5,000 pounds of dry and canned goods were collected previous year by the Clinton Post Office to benefit the Clinton and Sampson community.

"We're in every community. I would like to thank my employees and all participating persons, and the newspaper for covering this".

The 280,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers represents letter carriers across the country employed by the U.S. Postal Service, along with retired letter carriers. Food Drive, which organizers have called the nation's largest single-day food drive. Though 2016 saw a little less, Smith said the groups are eager to increase the number of items received.

The NALC's effort to fight hunger in America grew out of discussions in 1991.

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For Union City and Sherwood, it's the same pickup arrangement with the letter carriers taking the collections to the local food pantry in Union City at the Our Savior Lutheran Church.

And with that, an upgraded national drive was organized for May 15, 1993.

"We count on this food drive to help us feed those in need", Collum said.

Wichita area letter carriers will hold their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday.

All donations will be distributed to food pantries in the community where the donation is made.