Post Offices in Warsaw, Winona Lake and surrounding communities were able to collect over 8,600 pounds of food during the annual Stamp Out Hunger event that took place Saturday. The 21th annual food drive asked Kosciusko County citizens to join the entire nation and “hang a bag of food, for the hungry.” The event takes place each year on the second Saturday in May.
Your local letter carriers, in conjunction with The United Way of Kosciusko County, Campbell’s Soup Company, and Kosciusko residents participated in the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. This is the largest 1 day, national food drive; and the event encouraged all community members to participate and donate food in order to make a difference in hungry people’s lives.
The collected food items were distributed to local emergency pantries to replenish depleted supplies, here in Kosciusko County.
Residents placed bags of non-perishable food items such as canned goods, cereal, and rice, into bags and attached it to their mailbox. The carriers did the rest! The food was taken to the post office and was divided between 5, county-wide emergency food providers in Kosciusko County. The local food pantry’s served were Combined Community Services, Mary & Jerry’s Helping Hands and Our Father’s House.
The food drive committee thanks you for joining in with others across the nation and giving food, and being committed to improving the life and vitality of Kosciusko County residents. It is now, when times are the toughest for our neighbors; that giving is so imperative.