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Help Stamp Out Hunger Locally with the United States Postal Service

Saturday, May 14th marks the 30th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Participating in this year’s Letter Carrier food drive is simple explains local United States Postal Service Mail Carrier Amanda Schneider:

“Any type of bag would be appreciated; the more durable, the better. We will have help with us to walk along the routes with us. While we collect them, just have the food either in the mailbox, near the mailbox, and we will be having our eyes and ears out. If the carrier isn’t able to pick them up, we will come back by, so don’t worry. We will come back by and pick those up. We will also have people sweeping the area to help the mail carriers. Don’t be alarmed if your mail carrier hasn’t been there and your food is gone.”

Locally, Jamieson Community Center will be the recipient of the collected non-perishable food items on that Saturday and Executive Director Nancy Mowen says the food will benefit several:

“There are people out in our community who don’t have an adequate supply of food to support daily living. We really want to make sure that every person in our community has a reliable source of food. It impacts your physical health. It impacts your mental well-being. It impacts your interaction with other people. It impacts your ability to focus, so many things. Food is a need. We want to make sure that every person in our community has the food they need.”

Over 1.88 billion pounds of food has been collected by the postal service during their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in May.

**Written by WMOI/WRAM Director of Communications Kelsey Crain**

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