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Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive is Saturday, May 12

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This year’s Postal Food Drive for the Duneland community will be held on Saturday, May 12.

This is the 26th year for the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. Nationally, the Food Drive collected over 75 million pounds of food last year, witha cumulative total of 1.6 billion pounds of food during its 25 year history.

Locally, the Duneland postal workers have participated in the “Postal Food Drive” for the past 24 years and have collected approximately 115,000 pounds in donations. These donations have been given directly to the local Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry.

These food drives could not be successful if it were not for the help of the community and generous postal customers. This year, as in the past, the Food Drive is in need of the community’s help. Families in local neighborhoods can use that help. Food collected will go a long way in easing the pressures of life, as we give our neighbors a helping hand.

As in the past, items collected will go to the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry. The pantry will be helped by donation of items that are used on a daily basis. Suggested items include toilet paper, paper towels, tooth paste, dish soap, bar soap, and diapers, as well as any non-perishable food items.

The community is asked to leave donations in a bag near their mailbox. If residents leave their donations out early, the postal carriers and volunteers will be picking up items starting around 10 a.m. This will help get the donations to food pantry volunteers for sorting. Please do not leave any glass items for pick-up.

Donations can also be brought to the Chesterton Post Office, if needed.

“I cannot say thank-you enough to our residents, volunteers, city carriers, clerks, rural carriers, and sponsors for all the hard work and support that they provide to make this day such a success,” said organizer Timothy Callaway.

During the years that the Chesterton Post Office has participated in the Food Drive the Duneland community has been very generous, and it is hoped that this year will be no exception. Help carriers to help others by stocking the shelves of the Food Pantry.



Posted 5/8/2018




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