Saturday Is 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive

Saturday Is 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive

Saturday Is 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive

People can make food donations for those in need through the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday.

Jeff Paulaus has been giving to the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank for a few years now, and enjoys donating. "We have counties that we serve that practically have food deserts in them and we're trying to get food out to everybody we can". The 26th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive took place Saturday to provide goods for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Letter carriers with the US Postal Service are used to dropping off packages along their daily delivery routes.

"Think you might forget?"

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Among the participants is the local Branch 481 of the National Association of Letter Carriers from Parkersburg, Vienna, Ravenswood, Williamstown, St Marys, Paden City, Sistersville and New Martinsville. "Oops, you did forget?" "We will collect the food, weigh it and then it's available for the churches to pick up at the end of the day". Healthy low-sodium, low-sugar items such as oatmeal, other whole grains and canola or olive oil will also be accepted. All food such as this must be canned and non-perishable.

"Too many people in this country are going hungry", said Rolando. Residents should have received a blue bag to fill with non-perishable items.

Donated items in Wilson County will stay local, according to Heston.

As a letter carrier for over 20 years, Penny definitely sees the benefit of the Stamp out Hunger event. The one day a year you can place something at your mailbox and have it delivered without worrying about having proper postage.

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