Help The Post Office “Stamp” Out Hunger May 10

Screen shot 2014-04-25 at 10.41.09 AMBy Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc. 
For the next few days leading up to Saturday, May 10, the Madison Post Office will be joining in the 22nd annual Letter Carriers Food Drive to “Stamp” Out Hunger.  Soon, people will find empty bags left in their mailboxes that they can use for canned goods and non-perishable foods items.  They can put items in these bags and leave them either in the mailbox, or hanging from the mailbox, for their letter carriers to pick up any day through Saturday, May 10.
Also, people can bring their food items to the post office anytime during business hours, from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 9:30 a.m., until noon Saturday, up through May 10.
“People really start bringing in stuff during the last week,” said Sherry Howell of the Madison Post Office.  Last year, they collected about 4,000 pounds of food, the most ever.  “That’s pretty good for a little community like Madison.” she added.  Perhaps this year they can beat that record.
The food items are then distributed through local food banks like Consolidated Christian Ministries.
Look for the special plastic bag in your mailbox or drop off your donation the next time you swing by the post office to mail something between now and May 10.  With your help. The National Letter Carriers Food Drive can help “stamp”out hunger in Madison County.
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Lynette Norris

Written by Lynette Norris