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27th Annual Food Drive this Saturday

Posted: 6:25 PM, May 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-08 19:25:25-04

MENASHA, Wis. — The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its 27th Annual Food Drive this Saturday. They'll collect non-perishable food donations while delivering mail on their routes.

Saint Joseph's Food Program in Menasha says this year's Stamp Out Hunger Drive is especially important because the Boy Scouts will not be hosting their scouting for food drive in October.

Last year the Scouts collected over 33,000 pounds of food for area pantries, so with that loss, leaders are asking the community to make an extra effort to donate this Saturday.

"Now we're down to just two, so stretching the Stamp Out Hunger with the Post Office getting that to stretch all the way to Christmas time is going to be the challenge for us,” explains Scott Schefe, the Operations Manager of the St. Joseph Food Program. “And that's why we're really hoping to get it out there this year to really make one big food drive with as much help as we can get."

The public is encouraged to put donations of food such as canned soups, canned meats, rice, cereal or peanut butter in a sturdy bag. Then place it next to your mailbox. Your letter carrier will collect it during mail delivery this Saturday.