Letter carriers to collect nonperishables for food banks

39;Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive Pick Up on Saturday

"Our letter carriers walk through the community every day and often come face to face with the sad reality of too many hungry people", said food drive Coordinator Bob Bottegal. Individuals who are interested may place non-perishable food items inside bags or boxes near their mailbox.

Last year, over 80.1 million pounds of food was collected nationwide, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Last year, 17,000 pounds of food was collected from the drive in the St. Joseph area. "All of the food that we collect stays here locally in the community", said Yakima mail carrier Marcy Sturgeon. Please do not donate items that have expired or in glass containers. "When you see the community stand for each other, we know we have times when we are down", said Prout.

Volunteers are needed Saturday to help unload food donations as part of the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Postal Carriers.

"This is my fourth year of doing the food drive". This is the 25th year of the Food Drive and the carriers of the Centralia office have participated all 25 years.

If, for some reason, your letter carrier either does not pick up your food or you forget to put it out, you can drop it off at your nearest food bank. "And more than five million seniors are food insecure", Bottegal said.

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On May 13th, letter carriers across the country will be preforming double duty by not only collecting mail but also collecting bags of donated food.

The food drive spread from one union local to another and grew into a statewide and then a national effort.

The "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive is held annually the second Saturday in May. "Your donation on Saturday could help your neighbor up the road". "Mail carriers are paid to do one thing, to take the mail, sort it and deliver to you".

Local food banks feed 3,100 families across Whatcom County each week.

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