Letter carriers of the U.S. Postal Service are doing more than picking up your mail today, they are collecting food donations for local food pantries. Every year, all across the nation, carriers take one day and make a great effort to Stamp Out Hunger.
Kosciusko County residents were asked to join on this day and “hang a bag of food for the hungry” on your mailbox. It’s the easiest way to give.
Your local postal workers, in conjunction with the United Way of Kosciusko County, Campbell’s Soup Company and local post office branches, are participating in this year’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. This is the largest one-day, national food drive and it gives people in our community the ability to donate to their local food pantry without traveling any further than their own mailbox.
The post offices in Warsaw, Winona Lake, North Webster, Mentone and Milford are collecting food for the local pantries. Last year, over 9,000 pounds of food items were distributed to local emergency pantries to replenish depleted supplies.
The food was being collected on mail routes today and is are already being delivered to the Warsaw post office and divided between several county-wide emergency food providers in Kosciusko County. Local food pantry’s this year include Combined Community Services, Mary and Jerry’s Helping Hands and Our Father’s House.