Local post offices will be participating in the 27th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday, during normal mail pick up.
This is a nationwide food drive put on by the United States Post Office. Food Drive Coordinator, Tony West said they put paper bags in people’s mailboxes earlier this week, and if you want to donate they ask that you just simply put your donations in the bag and leave them for the mailman to pick up.
“It’s the 27th Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive which is a national food drive. All the postal carriers, whether it be city or rural both pick up food donations from our postal customers. Then we take that food and we distribute it amongst all the pantries here in Muskingum County,” said West.
The post office is looking for any can goods, cereal, peanut butter, pasta. West said any non perishable item just nothing that could break, such as glass.
West added, “There is a lot of hunger in this country. Just a stat, one out of every six children are in a food insecure home and that is just counting children, not adults or elderly.”
West said donating the food to the pantries is a great feeling because he knows how something so little can go so far to someone who needs it.