WARSAW — The National Association of Letter Carriers conducted its 25th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 13. The local effort at the Warsaw Post Office gathered 12,605 pounds of food that was distributed to the food pantries of Combined Community Services and The Salvation Army.
Carriers distributed bags donated from Owens Supermarkets and cards to residents the week before the event. Creighton Brothers made their scale available to weigh the food. Warsaw Coil donated barrels for the collection day. “Stamp Out Hunger” is a National initiative of the NALC, United States Post Office and the United Way.
Darren Bickel, United Way Director noted after hearing about the total, “We appreciate how the Warsaw area responded to the appeal of our Letter Carriers to collect food for these two pantries that serve hundreds of families each month in supplementing their food budgets. We encourage the community to give, advocate and volunteer. This event was a wonderful expression of that ideal.”
According to records, this was the sixth largest total ever collected. A little over 7 tons was collected nationwide in May 2014.