POMEROY — Again this year the National Association of Letter Carriers is conducting its “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, and Pomeroy mail carriers will be doing their part to help.
This is the 20th anniversary of the national one-day drive which last year collected over 70.2 million food items. Over the past 19 years, over $1 billion items have been collected and distributed in local communities in an effort to alleviate hunger in the United States.
As for the items collected by the Pomeroy postal workers, all are delivered to the Meigs Cooperative Parish for distribution to Meigs County families without adequate funds to purchase their own.
Residents are asked to contribute non-perishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice to the food drive. Donations, which should not include anything in glass containers, are to be placed in a sack near the mailbox for pickup by the carriers around their scheduled delivery time on Saturday. For those who miss the pickup at their homes, bags of food may be taken to the post office.
Last week, Pomeroy Mayor Mary McAngus signed a proclamation designating Saturday, May 13, as National Food Collection Day. She encourages the public to support the program which has as its goal to “Stamp Out Hunger.”