Post Office Food Drive To Benefit Local Pantry

Postal workers from the Crothersville Post Office will join with the National Association of Letters Carriers, US Postal Service in a non-perishable food drive on Saturday, May 9.

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive, held the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2014 Americans donated 72.5 million pounds of food, feeding 30 million people.

“We are proud to support this food drive,” said Postmaster Carolyn King. “We’re asking residents for their support and donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food to make this another successful year.”

King said it is easy to make a donation. “Simply leave a sturdy bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox on May 9 to help your neighbors in need,” she said.

Residents who prefer can bring canned goods to the post office can deposit them in a special box in the lobby, King said.

The food collected by letters carriers and the food brought to the post office will be delivered to the Crothersville Food Pantry, said King.