Post Office stamps out hunger

Post Office stamps out hunger

Post Office stamps out hunger

The effort is a partnership between the U.S. Postal Service, Riverbend Food Bank and United Way of the Quad Cities.

This saturday Postal Carriers will collect non-perishable food donations.

Davis bourne, board chairman of Harvest Hope, says it's an easy way to help those in need.

In the Waco-McLennan County area, letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food donations to help people served by Caritas of Waco, the Salvation Army and Shepherd's Heart Food Pantry.

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They say the canned goods they received Saturday stock some parts of their pantry for most of the year.

Regardless of the turn out, Near said the extra work is well worth it if it helps them stamp out hunger.

Last year, letter carriers collected 75.3 million pounds of food from 10,000 cities and towns.

All of that food will help feed almost 170,000 people throughout the region, Pursell said.

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Volunteers are needed Saturday for the largest food drive in Dane County.

All food donations will then been taken to Farm Share, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, which will distribute the food to those in need.

The local coordinator for this year's Stamp Out Hunger campaign told News 4 the goal is to collect a million pounds of food around Buffalo this year.

At the end of the day they counted a preliminary total of 69,000 pounds of food, but it's not too late to get involved. Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, rice and beans. "We've always done a food drive in November with the Kiwanis Clubs helping us", said Robin Maness of the Valley Post Office. Those making donations are asked to avoid placing items in glass containers.

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