Postal service prepares to "Stamp Out Hunger"

Letter carrier/Rotarians to have food drive this Saturday

Volunteers are needed Saturday for the largest food drive in Dane County.

People can leave non-perishable food by their mailboxes, and their letter carrier will pick them up while delivering their routes.

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, organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers, is the nation's biggest single-day food drive.

Tomorrow is the 26'th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

The result was that more than 220 union branches collecting more than 11 million pounds of food - a one-day record in the United States.

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"With the incredibly high demand for food", stated Food Bank Executive Director Linda Scheid, "we are really in need of the community's support". Those making donations are asked to avoid placing items in glass containers.

Joshua Peterson, the president of the NALC Branch 828, said in a press release the epxerience is one all the letter carriers look forward to each year.

After all, it takes the whole community to help stamp out hunger.

"Vegetables, fruits in light syrup, proteins like chicken and tuna, those are all great things to donate", she said.

Food Drive Coordinator Bill Blumenthal said on average, about 15,000 pounds of food is donated to LA Cares through this food drive.

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