Letter carriers set food drive Saturday

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Pawhuska mail carriers will be conducting their “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive this Saturday to assist with local efforts to put food on the tables of area families in need.

Non-perishable food items can be donated to the project by putting them in bags that will be collected throughout the day along the local mail routes. Paper bags have been pre-distributed along the routes to facilitate the donations.

All of the collected food items will be turned over to the community-maintained food pantry, Christ’s Cupboard, for distribution to needy local families.

In addition to Pawhuska’s mail delivery corps, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers throughout the country will be involved in the Stamp Out Hunger project. This marks the 22nd consecutive year for the U.S. letter carriers to conduct the food drive.

Suggested items for donation include canned meats, fish, soup, juices, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice. Project organizers request that no items be donated which have exceeded their expiration dates. They also ask that glass container not be included in the donated items.

Christ’s Cupboard is a charitable project sponsored by the Pawhuska Ministerial Alliance.