POINT PLEASANT — Letter Carriers across the country will “Stamp Out Hunger” this Saturday, including in Point Pleasant.
Once again, local letter carrier Mark Georgi, who works out of the Point Pleasant Post Office, with the assistance of his fellow letter carriers, will be picking up nonperishable food items while delivering mail this Saturday. Assisting local letter carriers with the collection of items will be students with the Mason County Career Center’s FFA Chapter.
All locally collected food will stay local and be donated to the emergency food pantry located at the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church.
The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the nation’s largest one-day, providing letter carriers, other postal employees and thousands of volunteers across the nation the opportunity to meld their forces together to conduct the drive in their local communities.
For those who would like to participate, leave bagged nonperishable food items near mailboxes. Items accepted are canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, rice and more. Do not leave expired items or those in glass containers.
Last year’s drive collected approximately 71 million pounds of nonperishable food that was left in bags next to postal customers’ mailboxes. It was the 12th consecutive year that letter carriers have collected more than 70 million pounds of food, and it brought the drive’s grand total to more than 1.4 billion pounds of food collected.
Some information for this article found at www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.
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