Postmen step in to help hungry neighbors on Saturday
When looking for something to do in Superiorland this weekend, maybe some of us can add “Helping a Starving Neighbor” to this list.
On Saturday, letter carriers from Marquette County will once again participate in Stamp Out Hunger Across America with the help of the public.
In the 30 years since its inception, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest one-day food drive, with postmen collecting more than 1.82 billion pounds of food from postal customers.
To help Stamp Out Hunger in Marquette County this year, leave a sturdy bag of non-perishable food, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice, or cereal next to your lunch box. letters before the regular mail delivery time on Saturday.
Food should be in unbreakable containers, such as boxes and cans.
Local mail carriers will then collect donations from county homes and deliver them to Marquette County pantries, including the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Room at the Inn, Janzen House and the Women’s Center.
We’re all busy this time of year, with spring cleaning and getting rid of some of those winter cobwebs. But please take a few minutes to pack a bag and help out your neighbors – those chores can wait, but hunger waits for no one.
“The postmen are part of all the districts of the country”, The president of the National Association of Factors, Fredric Rolando, said in a press release: “and we see the growing need for food aid in our communities. On Saturday, NALC invites everyone to participate in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Together we can help eradicate hunger in America.
Timing is important, the news release adds, with food banks, pantries and shelters running out of donations during the winter holidays and heading into summer, when most meal programs schools are suspended.
For more information on food drive, visit www.uwmqt.org or https://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.
— Marquette Mining Review