Saturday, May 9 — LUDLOW — Every second Saturday in May letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes. They also collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers who participate in the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day food drive in the nation and probably in the world.
Local postal employees will gather food donations from the general public on Saturday, May 9 this year to benefit local food shelves across Vermont. As the food shelf for Ludlow, Cavendish, Mount Holly and Plymouth, Black River Good Neighbor Services urges all postal patrons to donate.
The need for food donations never diminishes, and right now Black River Good Neighbors especially needs canned fruit, fruit juice, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, tuna, canned meat, rice mixes, raisins, dried fruit, nuts, granola bars, coffee, tea, condiments, flour, sugar, toilet paper, cereal and shampoo.
All citizens need to do is to place boxes or cans of non-perishable food next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 9. The carrier will do all the rest. The food is taken back to a postal station, sorted and delivered to an area food bank or pantry. There, it is available for needy families. For more info, contact your local post officeor call 228-3663.