Mailbox food drive slated Saturday

Mike ErwinJournal Capital

Pawhuska Post Office personnel will be collecting food donations for Saturday’s “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.”

Local postal employees are asking the public to support the cause by leaving a bag (or bags) of nonperishable food products next to their mailboxes this Saturday. The donated food is to be collected by mail carriers for delivery to the agencies that will distribute it among those who need it most.

Now considered the largest one-day campaign in the country for collecting/distributing food to people and families in need, the food drive is sponsored annually by the National Association of Letter Carriers. In the 24 years since the NALC initiated the drive, U.S. Postal Service employees and their customers have contributed more than one billion pounds of nonperishables to area food banks, pantries and soup kitchens.

Residents of Pawhuska are also invited to deliver their nonperishable food donations to the Post Office, 137 E. 6th St., local personnel said.