Volunteers sorted food from the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday. Post office workers collected 40,000 pounds of food.
Since there's no Boy Scout food drive this fall, the collection is especially important for the community.
"I think we were up a little bit. I know at the end of the day it sure seemed like our trucks were a little bit fuller, and when we were packing the large totes on Saturday we were packing them a little higher,” says Nan Pahl, the Director of Social Services at the Salvation Army. “So, I think the community really responded. And hopefully the nice weather just got people out, saw that the neighbors had it out, and they put some out too."
Volunteers say they are grateful for all the donations.