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Letter carriers food drive seeks volunteers

By The Columbian
Published: April 20, 2017, 5:55am

The 25th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is more than three weeks away, but it’s not too early to commit to volunteering. Organizer and retired letter carrier Don Young said so far he’s coming up short on volunteers needed to help letter carriers collect food in Clark County.

The food drive benefiting the Clark County Food Bank starts 10 a.m. May 13. Most local post offices are participating except for Brush Prairie and smaller, rural offices such as Amboy.

How it works is people leave bags of food by their mailbox in the morning that letter carriers and other volunteers collect.

“I would love to see us get up to 200,000 pounds, but anything more than last year would be great,” Young said.

Last year, 114,970 pounds of food were collected through the local drive, much less than years prior. The food drive helps keep local pantries stocked through the summer.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Young at 360-904-6972 or postal44@comcast.net with “food drive” noted in the email’s subject line.