Local donations address local needs

11 May

On Saturday, May 8, the National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, carried out its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  (It’s the nation’s largest single-day food drive.) 

Letter carriers collected canned goods and other non-perishable food items while on their routes.  All food collected in this annual event is contributed to local food banks and pantries around the country. 

Once again this year, Christian Help of Mingo County received a generous portion of the food collected in our area that day.  It was made available to us on Monday, and the food that was stacked on our pantry shelves began to be distributed that very day to local people in need. 

If you don’t think that’s important, consider this: During the month of April 2010, Christian Help provided food from our pantry to 166 local families.  That number is more than double the number of families we helped in April of 2009.  The need in our region is great.

Here’s CH employee Delphia stacking the newly donated food items when they were dropped off by the postal service on Monday.

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