Written by Keri Coots Friday, 04 May 2012 08:54
Fill a bag, feed families. That’s the message from the National Letter Carriers Association as they prepare for their 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
The NLCA’s food drive is the largest one day food drive in the nation and brings in millions of pounds of food for American families living in poverty or need. Sixteen percent of Americans go hungry every day, and the NLCA offers an easy and hassle free way for people lend a helping hand.
Brown paper bags will soon be distributed into Scottsboro mailboxes. All you have to do is fill up your bag with non-perishable food items and set it out next to your mailbox on Saturday, May 12. Your postal carrier will pick up the bag and the food will be delivered to a local food bank.
According to local Postmaster William Cummins last year 28,000 pounds of food was received in this area. They were stunned by this record number as normally, that is the amount of food they receive over a five year period. Last year’s donations were distributed to tornado victims in the wake of the April 27 disaster.
Cummins is looking forward to another successful food drive. He said, “We would like for community members to remember that local food banks are in short supply and we would appreciated another record breaking year.”
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