Local postal workers holding 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive

Local postal workers holding 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive

"Since we are blessed to live in a lovely and prosperous shoreline community, it's hard to imagine that many of our neighbors are struggling to afford the most basic staple, food", says Wendy Cowles Branford Food Pantry President.

The 26th annual Letter Carrier Food Drive will be all day on Saturday, May 12. Families already struggling, find it even more hard to meet the extra need for food.

This was the 14th consecutive year of at least 70 million pounds collected by letter carriers, bringing the grand total to 1.5 billion pounds of food collected, since the Food Drive began in 1993. "We wouldn't be able to help our neighbors living with hunger without your support".

“Our food drives timing is crucial, ” Muniz continued. Perhaps most alarming is the fact that almost 16 million children in America are struggling with hunger. Last year, nationally, over 75 million pounds of food was picked up and eventually delivered to local pantries, shelters and food banks that helped local needy individuals.

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Letter carriers see these struggles in the communities they serve, and believe that it is important to do what they can to help.

Each year, for the past 25 years, on the second Saturday in May, Letter Carriers from every 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, deliver mail and pick up food left by their postal patrons. Nonperishable food donations can also be dropped off at participating post offices.

"All the food that's collected locally stays locally".

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