Green Mountain United Way announces that the 22nd Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive for local food shelves will take place on Saturday, May 10th. Most local post offices are participating.
This is an opportunity for all everyone in the community to “Help Stamp out Hunger” by donating some non-perishable food items, like canned goods, rice, pasta, and cereals, for those families in our area that are struggling to put food on their tables. Simply place your items in a bag near your mailbox on the morning of May 10th and your letter carrier will pick them up during the day when delivering your mail. If you do not have a letter carrier, bring your items directly to your post office. Everything that is collected that day will be delivered by them to the nearest food shelf. Please do not donate any outdated items as they will just have to be thrown away.
Last year, in the GMUW five-county area, approximately 23,000 pounds of food were contributed by people like you, making a big difference for the hungry and food insecure. Be sure to join this year’s effort and help surpass last year’s 23,000 pounds.
Some of the food shelves in central Vermont that will benefit from this one-day drive are the Hedding Church and St. Monica’s in Barre, the Marshfield Food Shelf, Montpelier Food Pantry at Trinity Church and Christ Food Pantry, CERV in Northfield, the Randolph Area Food Shelf, the Duxbury Elf Shelf and Waterbury Food Shelf, and the Williamstown Food Shelf.
For more information, visit www.gmunitedway.org or call GMUW at 229-9532.