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Post Office food drive is May 10

Letter carriers in Minnesota will join more than 175,000 mail carriers across the nation in the U.S. Postal Service’s effort to “Stamp Out Hunger” by collecting food donationson Saturday, May 10, in the 22nd annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.

The drive is the nation’s largest one-day effort to combat hunger and is held to support the mission of community food banks, such as the Hawaii Foodbank. Last year, about 1,000 of Hawaii’s mail carriers collected more than 499,000 pounds of food items, led by the 46,000 pounds collected by the Pearl City Post Office. Nationwide, more than 74 million pounds of food were collected last year; almost 1.3 billion pounds of food has been collected during the campaign’s first 21 years.

Participating in this food drive is simple.  Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday,May 10.  The letter carriers from Alberta, Chokio, Donnelly, Hancock and Morris will pick up your donations (or, if you wish to take them to your post office) and deliver them to the Stevens County Food Shelf. If, instead of donating a food item, you wish to make a cash donation, please put it an envelope marked “Food Drive.” Checks should be made out to “Stevens County Food Shelf.”  Remember, every dollar and all food donations given go directly to the Stevens County Food Shelf.