Postal Workers Hold Annual Food Drive Saturday

Posted May 12, 2017

"We've met with a few of the mail carriers, and they are on board", said Kris Fuqua.

Being part of the neighborhood means helping out your neighbors when things aren't going so well, Weyer said.

If you're looking for a way to give back this Saturday, the National Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger food drive is probably one of the easiest solutions.

Just previous year over 78 million pounds of food were collected to feed about 30 million people. In the days leading up to the food drive, letter carriers were expected to deliver special bags to be used to bag donations. The items will be collected by mail carriers while they are out delivering the mail and will be distributed in the community. It's the second-largest annual drive for the Clark County Food Bank, behind Walk & Knock.

Local letter carriers ask for bags full of non-perishable foods so no-one goes to bed hungry.

"So our goal is to help restock community food banks, pantries and shelters for families throughout the summer", Rolando said. It's also one of the largest in the country as letter carriers across the USA take on the campaign.

In Coldwater, the letter carriers this week placed plastic bags in mailboxes to be used in the drive and should be put out by the mailbox. Last year, 115,000 pounds were donated.

"(Stamp Out Hunger) is easy for the community to get involved in, all they have to do is get a bag together, and walk to their mailbox, something they do on a daily basis", said Smith.

The timing of the food drive is not a coincidence, Dunton said. Your food donations are greatly appreciated.

Need has remained about the same. "We have been giving away a lot of food" lately, and the need is great.

Many who have received the donations locally have echoed that sentiment, and their gratitude on behalf of those who will receive the donation.