How you can help 'Stamp Out Hunger' in Houston on Saturday
13 May, 2018, 15:06
Local agencies got together this weekend to stamp out hunger.
Operators of food banks point out that the timing for the drive is crucial: Food donations from the community tend to slow down in the summer, while the need continues. "It's a really big impact, for my pantry alone, which is 'Manna for Life Food Pantry, ' that provides us with several months of extra groceries that we can hand out", Clements added.
Normally, letter carriers just drop things off at a mailbox - but on Saturday, they had to pick something up, too.
The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual national food drive Saturday with all local donations going to the Churches Joint Council on Human Needs.
Letter carriers in the Waco-McLennan County area have collected over 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food in the past, which makes this drive one of the largest food collection efforts in the community. "It's community service and we're proud to be able to do it", he said.
Letter carriers walk through eastern Idaho cities every day, often coming face to face with the hard realities in our communities. This year they hope to surpass that.
They helped with collections and served as a reminder of an increased need this time of the year.
Everyone is encouraged to set out donations for the Blue Valley food pantry and the parcels will be collected by the postal service/letter carriers and York Rotarians on Saturday, May 12. "They have taken of their time to help us move the donated food from the Post Office", she said. Canned fruits and vegetables, whole grain, low sugar cereals, macaroni and cheese dinners and 100% fruit juice also top the list of most needed items.
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