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City-Wide Food Drive Hosted by Mail Carriers

City-Wide Food Drive Hosted by Mail Carriers

On Saturday, May 11th the National Association of Letter Carriers are picking up non-perishables at mail boxes to benefit local communities as part of its annual Stamp Out Hunger Campaign.

Each year mail carriers in Georgetown do a little bit extra for the community by participating in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Non-perishable donations are picked up by the mail carriers and donated to The Caring Place’s local Food Pantry.  “It’s one of the easiest ways neighbors can participate in a food drive in the area because they don’t even have to leave their homes,” says David Earl, Food Programs and Facilities Director at The Caring Place.  “We are incredibly grateful the N.A.L.C. of Georgetown hosts this Food Drive each year and donates all items to The Caring Place.”

“At least six days a week, letter carriers see firsthand the needs of the communities they work in,” National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando said, “and we’re privileged to be able to help those in need while leading an effort that brings out the best in so many Americans.”

The postal service asks that you leave your nonperishables in sturdy bags by your mail box or community mailboxes by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th.  David adds, “The summer months are very busy in the Food Pantry due to kids home for the summer and electricity bills going up.  Families look to The Caring Place to help fill in the gaps by providing food.  We hope through the Stamp Out Hunger campaign, we can fill the pantry before the summertime rush.”

For more information about this campaign visit www.stampouthungerfooddrive.us.

ABOUT THE CARING PLACE

Since 1985, The Caring Place has provided for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way.  Through two thrift shops, The Shops at The Caring Place and Second Helping, both in Georgetown, the organization is able to pay all operating expenses to serve a growing community.  All monetary and food donations directly benefit neighbors needing food, utility, rent, transportation or medical assistance.  The Caring Place is a community-based and community-supported organization.  For more information on The Caring Place, visit www.caringplacetx.org. 

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