27th annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive kicks off Saturday

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Central Wisconsin (WAOW) — On the second Saturday in May, the ‘National Association of Letter Carriers’ has participated in a charitable program to donate food to organizations serving local communities.

The food drive has collected over a billion pounds of food in its history.

The postal service delivered bags to community members this week. These should be used to fill up with non-perishable food items, such as canned-goods, boxed meals, or rice.

In Wausau, the donations will be brought to the Salvation Army and The Neighbors Place. And without the donations from this event, pantries would be bare.

“A lot of food drives don’t happen until November- or December. They’ll just start doing stuff for Christmas. But there is a need all year round. We’re servicing almost 400 families every month,” said Colleen Hilber, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Salvation Army.

Between the two organizations combined, they get over 20,000 pounds of food from the annual drive.

If you would like to participate, fill up your provided bag and place it next to your mailbox on Saturday morning.

The postal workers will do the rest.

Chase McNamara

Chase McNamara

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