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May 6, 2014

Postal carriers getting ready to 'Stamp Out Hunger'

This Saturday, one of the largest local food drives will take place, and no one has to leave their front door.

Local postal carriers will join their fellow carriers nationwide for the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. The drive hits its 22nd year helping out local food pantries across the country. The drive is ran by the National Association of Letter Carriers.

For the local post office, Feed My Sheep will benefit from the drive. All residents have to do is to leave non-perishable food by the mailbox.

“I believe we should help our community,” Postmaster Brenda Devine said. “not just us but everyone by putting food out.”

The Washington post office hopes to 10,000 pounds of food during the drive. In past years, more than 15,000 pounds was collected in Washington and surrounding communities. Nationally, 74 million pounds of food was collected by postal carriers in 2013, according to a release. Over the past 21 years, the food drive has collected more than 1 billion pounds of food.

“Anything over 10,000 (pounds) will be considered a huge success,” Supervisor Joe Fitzgerald said.

According to the release, 49 million Americans, 1 in 6, have problems with hunger. Although local food banks are filled during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, they do have troubles keeping pantries filled.

Feed My Sheep is one of those pantries. The need is evident, as people are lined up every time the pantry opens.

“I have heard they are as low as they have been for a while with their pantry,” Fitzgerald said. “This is just a tremendous boost to them if it is successful for us.”

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