This Saturday we have the opportunity to help those in need by simply opening our pantry and strolling to the mailbox. For the 21st year, the National Association of Letter Carriers is conducting their Annual Postal Food Drive - STAMP OUT HUNGER! You may have seen the signs or even had a brown bag in your mailbox this week.
Last year, more than 41,000 pounds of food were collected in Haywood County for Haywood Christian Ministry, Salvation Army, Open Door, and the Community Kitchen. These organizations provide the basic needs of 1000's of local citizens each year. This drive is vital to their ability to continue to help as the needs increase each year.
As someone that has had the opportunity to participate in the collection, weighing, organizing and distributing of the donations on this day..... I will say, it is an amazing site to see. A simple act from each of us that will help so many!
So grab your cans, boxes, bags of food, and lets give those letter carriers and lot to carry on Saturday!