This year’s national ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive, conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers, resulted in a record-breaking total amount of food collected.
Families were asked to place canned food donations by their mailboxes, which would be picked up by letter carriers. All donations went to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina (SHFB).
“This year we have had more donations and volunteers than any other year,” says David Griffin, SHFB manager. “We had some 102,151 pounds of food and more than 100 volunteers to help sort through the donations. The amount of support received was overwhelming.”
The Tokay postal station collected the most pounds of food, weighing in at some 24,739 pounds.
“This year was definitely a huge success and we would like to thank everyone who donated food, the mail carriers for their help and the volunteers at the SHFB,” says David Griffin. “Without this consistent support from our community, we would not have been able to make this event such a success.”
The more than 100,000 pounds of food collected will be redistributed to families and individuals in need throughout SHFB’s seven-county service area.