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Group seeks to stamp out hunger

| May 12, 2023 1:00 AM

Local Postal Service workers are taking part in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual food drive Saturday.

The year's event, traditionally held on the second Saturday is on May 13. Its single mission is to help feed the hungry in America. It is the largest one-day food drive in the U.S., Chris Carr, coordinator for the local food drive, said.

"The reality of hunger is disturbing in our community," Carr said. "One in seven Americans does not have enough to eat. Children, senior citizens, veterans, and entire families need our helping hands."

Community members can help with the fight against hunger by leaving a bag of non-perishable food by their mailbox on Saturday morning, and their letter carrier will pick it up. All food collected goes directly to food banks in the community.

Carr said local grocers are providing both support and contributions. In addition, Winter Ridge Natural Foods, Super 1, Walmart, Safeway, and Yoke’s are allowing donations at collection boxes at their stores.

"Hunger in America is a real problem," Carr said. "Please be part of the solution on Saturday, May 14. Help us stamp out hunger."

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