Western North Dakota comes together to Stamp Out Hunger

Evrard Martin
Mai 14, 2017

Mail carriers across the country were out in force on Saturday, not only delivering mail, but picking up donations for the 25th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive.

United States postal workers picked up bags of non-perishable food items from people's door steps and delivered the food to local U.S. post offices. The food will then be distributed among community food banks and pantries.

Organizers say they were hoping to collect 20,000 pounds of non-perishable food today. "Pet food also is available", the agency's website says.

Anna and her sister, Valerie Schobert, were able to fill up the Faith Baptist's van with boxes of food.

Stamp Out Hunger is a postal workers food drive. Next year, that will be May 12.

Food pantry executive director Jan Martin said the goal was to collect around 4,000 pounds of food.

This weekend the weather was not enough for carriers to fight hunger across coastal Georgia. "Just to know that we can help out when they need it is great because the postal service is probably the only organization that can potentially be at every single door on any given day", said Pam Howery, USPS Letter Carrier.

The food bank provides food for more than 100 programs in Region 8.

If you still want to donate, set out your blue bag of food on Monday, or drop it off at the post office on East Boulevard.

"This is when children get out of school for the summer months and they would normally receive a free breakfast or a lunch", Gentry said.

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