Postal Service’s ‘Stamp Out Hunger!’ campaign collects 49,010 pounds of food for area pantries
Online Staff Report
Saturday, May 12, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 245 held their 20th Annual Stamp Out Hunger! Food Drive in collaboration with Greater Rockford Pantry Coalition and United Way of Rock River Valley.
More than 49,010 pounds of food was donated by generous individuals in the community who placed a bag of non-perishable food items by their mailbox for their Letter Carrier to collect. All the donated food items will benefit the 13 area food pantries that belong to the Greater Rockford Pantry Coalition.
Candice Berg, from the Salvation Army, said: “The Greater Rockford Pantry Coalition is thankful for the support our community provides to help those in need. The food collected from the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will help restock area pantries and provide food for families and individuals struggling to make ends meet.”
The food that was generously donated by those in the community will help relieve the desperation of those families struggling to put a nutritious meal on their table during these tough economic times.
For more about the annual Stamp Out Hunger! efforts in the Rock River Valley, contact Kelly Pruka, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers No. 245, at (815) 494-5923.
Posted May 16, 2012
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