|Letter carriers set annual food drive|
|Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:00 PM|
On May 10, the National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its 22nd annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive and once again the carriers at the Delphos Post Office will be participating.
Approximately 50 million people in this country live in homes that lack sufficient food to feed them, with one in three being a child. A lot of those people live right here in Delphos and that number increases every year.
All customers, both within the city of Delphos and the surrounding rural routes, are asked to place their non-perishable food donations, including baby food and pet food, by their mailbox, or in some instances at the place designated for their mail delivery, and the city carriers will pick them up at their normal delivery times. Rural route customers are asked to either hang them from their mailbox or place inside their box with the flag raised and your rural carrier will collect it.
There will also be a box located in the lobby of the Post Office for those who wish to drop their donation off there.
This year all donations will be divided equally between the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Interfaith Thrift Shop, both located here in Delphos.
Last year the Delphos community contributed 1,860 pounds of food, bringing the total collected to more than three tons just in the past three years.