SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Letter carriers nationwide will join the effort Saturday, May 14th to collect thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items. This will be the 19th "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive which invites the public to leave food items in or near their mailbox.
Last year, the local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers collected more than 121,000 pounds of food in the Ozarks area. Tammie Yates, NALC Food Drive Coordinator says, "With the help of the community, I believe we can have another record breaking year."
The food will be distributed to local agencies including The Salvation Army, Grand Oaks Mission, The Kitchen, and Victory Mission. Rorie Orgeron of The Kitchen says food assistance is greatly needed as the number of people they serve continues to increase. Suggested items for donation are non-perishables such as canned foods, pasta, rice, and cereals.