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Letter carriers to collect food May 14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Eighty-two million postcards are in the mail for the 19th annual letter carriers’ food drive to be held Saturday, May 14. Even as the thoughts and charitable giving for many Americans are focused on the residents of Japan following the historic earthquake and devastation in that country, letter carriers nationwide will champion the fight to stamp out hunger in America.

In 2010, nearly one in five families struggled to be able to afford enough food for their families. Hunger affects more than the homeless; it also impacts people who are employed but simply don’t make enough to feed their family. The letter carriers are proud and humbled to be able to lend a hand in the fight against hunger in America.

Many people are unaware of how serious the hunger problem is in their own community, but running out of money to buy food is a substantial challenge in every corner of this great country.

Join the letter carriers Saturday, May 14 in their cause to stamp out hunger by donating non-perishable food items next to the mailbox. Letter carriers will pick them up and deliver them to local churches for their food banks.

For more information, contact Connie Troutman at 854-3100.