The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

March 31, 2014

Post office helping to fight hunger

DANVILLE — DANVILLE – The Danville Post Office will be among post offices participating in the Stamp Out Hunger Program.

On May 10, carriers are asking people to leave nonperishable foods by their mailbox to help feed the needy.

Letter carriers will collect the food to help stock local food banks.

This one-day food drive is part of a nationwide drive designed to fill food bank pantries through the summer months when levels are traditionally low, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Letter carriers, rural carriers, postal employees and volunteers from all 50 states and hundreds of cities participate.

This is the 22nd year for the collection. Last year’s drive brought in 74.4 million pounds of food in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

More than 1 billion pounds of food has been collected since the drive began in 1993.

  

 

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