Donations collected in the mail on Saturday from Port Washington, Saukville, Fredonia and Belgium totaled 8,126 pounds, all food that will benefit The Food Pantry in Port Washington.
As part of the nation's largest single-day food drive effort, local residents were able to collect 10,332 items — or 8,126 pounds of food — to benefit The Food Pantry in Port Washington. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and has collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. Last year's efforts netted 70.2 million pounds of food, the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected, according to its website. United States Postal Service mail carriers collected food items that were left in bags on the mailboxes on Saturday. The Food Pantry is located at 1800 N. Wisconsin St.; contact 262-284-1148 for more information about making a donation.
Stamp Out Hunger Day is Saturday, and local post offices will pick up your nonperishable items as part of the food drive right from your mailbox ... you just have to fill the bag.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, May 11, 2012
The facts are a bit sobering: (sources: USDA Food Security Report 2010, Feeding America Annual Report 2011) However, the need doesn't go unheard, and the National Letter Carriers Association is again presenting "Stamp Out Hunger Day," on Saturday. Locally, post offices have already delivered bags to all residents; if you no longer have that bag, mail carriers will take items left in any bag. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. Last year's efforts netted 70.2 million pounds of food, the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected, according …