Letter carriers collecting food donations Saturday

Letter Carrier Olympics 2018

A big food drive is happening this weekend, and those who want to participate do not even have to leave home.

This is all for the National Association Of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Donations will benefit the Houston Food Bank.

This week, letter carriers will be delivering brown paper bags provided through a partnership between the local post office and Everett Buick GMC, however, donations will be accepted in any type of bag or box.

The collected food was delivered to St. Francis Food Pantry in Eau Claire.

Last year, more than 75 million pounds of food nationally were collected nationally, feeding an estimated 64 million people.

If everyone who reads this blog donates just one item for this food drive, we could help them collect a ton of food!

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He said carriers have already started collecting bags of food before the official collection day, which is this Saturday.

As the demand for food assistance continues to rise, the Regional Food Bank depends upon the generosity of the community to support its mission of "Fighting Hunger..."

If you missed out on Saturday's collection you can still drop off donations at your neighborhood post office.

"That helped boost our totals", Alonso said. The food drive has become the nation's largest one-day campaign to collect food for distribution to needy families.

Staff say they had 16 tons of food last year and they hope to exceed that this year.

Every donation makes a difference, and all of the donations really add up. Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, rice and beans.

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