From Newport Food Pantry
This Saturday you can help support your local emergency food pantries in Newport, Toledo and Lincoln City by donating food during the annual Letter Carrier’s “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive on Saturday, May 10.
Last year, the Newport Food Pantry & Operation Snackpacks alone distributed 200,000 pounds of emergency food to people in need. Thanks to the Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive, now in its 22nd year, helping your hungry friends, neighbors and school children is as easy as walking to your mailbox.
Simply purchase non-perishable food items during your regular shopping trip and put them in a secure bag or box. Place your bag of food items in or near your mail box around the time of your regular delivery. Your postal carrier will take it from there. All donations will help the local food pantries in each city.
Or you can drop off your food donations in a special barrel in the Newport Post Office lobby from Thursday through next Monday. All food donations raised in each community will go directly to each local pantry in Newport, Toledo and Lincoln City.
“The problem of hunger in our community has never been greater. 85 school children receive weekend food through Operation Snackpacks and over 700 individuals come to the pantry each month for help. Support from each community is essential to feed those in need.” said Katherine Myers, Executive Director of the Newport Food Pantry. “Every item helps. Products that are always welcome include canned meats, canned fruits, peanut butter, cereal, canned vegetables, and canned ready-to-eat meals.”
Money donations are also needed in order to meet regular expenses and purchase
For information about “Stamp Out Hunger” contact the Newport Post Office 541-574-6746, Newport Food Pantry 541-270-0842, Toledo Food Pantry 541-
270-2463 or Lincoln City 541-994-3699.