Green Bay Postal Service Hosts Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive


Green Bay Postal Service Hosts Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Saturday help is needed at the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank and the Post Office Dock to help sort the bags of food that come in.

Raymond says postal carries will still be collecting food on Monday, May 14th.

Last year, the USPS says Wichita residents donated more than 117,000 pounds of food. As of 2010, the National Association of Letter Carriers has collected over one billion pounds of food.

This is the 36th year HHFB is operating, and the 26th year for the food drive.

All food donations will then been taken to Farm Share, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, which will distribute the food to those in need.

"This is the one day of the year that we're here on a Saturday afternoon and early evening, because we need the extra help".

The food bank serves 11 counties in Northwestern and Central Pennsylvania. This particular food drive usually doesn't produce a lot of bulk items. Together the Green Bay area and its surrounding communities, including De Pere and Howard will collect a total of 200,000 pounds of food.

Avery said that this food drive comes at a good time. 16 million are children, according to ACCESS.

Our community has shown many times that it is willing to help out when necessary.

Blackledge said all non-perishable foods are welcomed, but he encourages donors to consider donations that are high in nutrition.

Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon). "The event is rain or shine and there is no amount too large to give because we will pick it up and deliver it for you!"



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