MARQUETTE — It’s that time of year to give more than just mail to your local postal worker.
The National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive campaign is this weekend. You may have seem some specially designed bags in, or around your mail box. To help the stamp out hunger nationally, letter carriers around the world have been doing this project for more than thirty years now.
“I like the enthusiasm of the carriers, they like to go out there and get this food and they know they are doing something good for the community. All of the food stays local here at the food pantries, that always need restocked. The carriers have been doing this and they love doing it every year,” said Postmaster Patrick Frye.
They are asking that you grab a bag, fill it with non–perishable food items and sit it by your mailbox or hand it over personally to your mail carrier, when they arrive on Saturday with your mail.
“The carriers bring it all back here and the local food organizations will back a truck up to the back door and we load them up, continued Frye.
Final collection day for ‘Stamp Out Hunger” is this Saturday, May 9th. But, you can give the donated food items prior to that day or even drop them off in person at your local post office. So while you are out shopping for mom this week, you may want to consider picking up an extra can or two of food, for a good cause.