Letter carrier food drive set for Saturday
May 8, 2012
Kirksville Daily Express
The National Association of Letter Carrier’s annual food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, is being held on Saturday where letter carriers will be collecting contributions from citizens on their regular routes to deliver mail.
Grocery bags for the food drive will be delivered to mailboxes before Saturday. Residents are encouraged to fill the bags with non-perishable food items as well as financial contributions. The Food Bank uses one dollar toward 15 pounds of food, which is about 11 meals.
Part of the Stamp Out Hunger campaign includes keeping the food that’s collected within the community. In the first three months of 2012, about 1,702 people received assistance in Adair County from food pantries. In the area, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri will be distributing the food for local hunger-relief programs.
Last year the program raised over 136,000 pounds as well as $36,000, according to Peggy Kirkpatrick, the executive director of The Food Bank.
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