Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday

Letter carriers

The National Association of Letter Carriers food drive takes place in the Charleston region this Saturday, May 13. Please don’t forget to fill a bag with food and set it out near your mailbox on Saturday morning.

Arriving in mail boxes all around the region today and tomorrow are brown paper grocery bags designed to be filled with healthy,non-perishable foods and left by your mailbox Saturday morning. Your letter carrier will pick up the bag of food as he or she delivers your mail.

Mine Workers donate grocery bags

Again this year the United Mine Workers of America have donated thousands of brown paper grocery bags. That is a great help to the food drive because past experience has shown that more folks donate food when they have a special bag to put it in. The bags also serve as a reminder to not forget to do it.

United Food Operation manages foods distribution

All the donated food will be delivered back to the central post office by day’s end, where it is loaded into bins and then trucked to the United Food Operation warehouse in Institute. Over the next several days, the food is sorted and made ready for pick up by 12 local food pantries in Kanawha and Putnam counties.

United Food Operation headquarters and distribution center at the Institute Industrial Park.
The new United Food Operation  food distribution center at the Institute Industrial Park. All food donated to the Stamp Out Hunger food drive will be delivered here and sorted.
Letter Carriers food drive
Next week, the food is loaded onto food pantry trucks and put to good use around our community helping out those in need.