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Food drive: Carriers collecting food on Saturday | Preston Citizen

Food drive: Carriers collecting food on Saturday

May 10, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL

Assistant editor

This coming Saturday, May 12, Preston postal carriers will be doing more than delivering mail.

They will be collecting food donations with their counterparts across the country in the 20th National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

The Stamp Out Hunger drive is a nationwide effort to provide food to local food banks and pantries that would otherwise have depleted stocks during the summer months and are experiencing universal increases in demand for emergency food assistance due to the current recession, as well as high unemployment rates.

During last year’s local food drive, the Preston Post Office collected 7,500 pounds of food, which was a record for the office, according to Postmaster Val Porter. He said he hopes to exceed that goal this coming Saturday because local needs have increased.

This story is sponsored by Elect Marc Gibbs.

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