Results Good for Letter Carriers Food Drive

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Volunteer Jeanel Vaughn with just some of the food items donated Saturday during the letter carriers drive in Piggott.(courtesy photo)

Postal workers from across Northeast Arkansas joined others from across the nation this past Saturday, as they took part in their 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The event has become America's largest single day of giving, and is conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, Valpak, United Way, AFL-CIO, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and other partners.

The drive offered postal patrons an opportunity to donate non-perishable food items, with letter carriers picking up items throughout the day. In preparation, special donation bags were distributed, which were then filled with items and left out for pick up on Saturday.

Piggott Postmaster Stephanie Jett reports the local collection was a big success, with 3,500 pounds of items gathered by the letter carriers. She also offered a word of thanks to the many volunteers who helped with the gathering of the food items which were donated.

Those wanting additional information on the effort may visit www.nalc.org

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