Letter carriers annual food drive to resume

From staff reports

After a two-year hiatus, letter carriers throughout the U.S., including northwestern Pennsylvania, will once again participate in the nation’s largest, single-day food drive — Stamp Out Hunger.

Anyone wishing to participate should leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable food items (i.e., canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice, or cereal) next to the mailbox early Saturday morning, according to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.

Food items should be in unbreakable containers such as boxes and cans. Postal carriers and volunteers will collect the donations and deliver them to the food bank or to its member agencies in the area.

The National Association of Letter Carriers drive is now in its 30th year. In 2019, the letter carriers and their volunteers in northwestern Pennsylvania collected close to 102,000 pounds of food to help feed those in need.

For more information, visit www.nwpafoodbank.org or call Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania’s Special Events Coordinator, Sydney Courcier, at (814) 459-3663, Ext. 113.