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Food Drive

Posted on 9th May 2014 at 15:47

Local postal carriers plan to pick up more than just the mail tomorrow morning, as they take part in the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive. This is the second-largest food collection event for local food banks, coming in just behind the annual Walk-and-Knock in December. Earlier this week, letter carriers left plastic bags in mailboxes, which you can fill with non-perishable food and leave by the box for pickup. The letter carriers, their families and other volunteers will be picking those donations up during the day tomorrow. Donations can also be dropped off at the Help Food Warehouse in Longview, or at the Kelso Post Office. Postal workers in Castle Rock, Kalama, Woodland and Cathlamet will also be collecting donations, delivering those donations to local food banks. This event is intended to help local food distribution facilities bridge the gap into the summer and fall, a time when donations usually drop off. It’s reported that local food banks are handing out an average of 5,200 food boxes per month. Along with your food donations, volunteers are also needed between 11 am and 5 pm tomorrow, helping to box up food at the Help Food Warehouse on Commerce Avenue in Longview. Call 425-3430, extension 259, if you need more information.