Nancy Smith at Lincoln County Food Share reports that last Saturday’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive produced over 7 TONS of food for Lincoln County’s hungry. Newport mail carriers brought in 5,342 pounds of food to the Newport Food Pantry. Toledo mail carriers came in with 4, 176 pounds for their food pantry, and Lincoln City mail carriers packed in 5.295 pounds to taken the Lincoln City Food Pantry.
The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place annually on the second Saturday in May. It’s the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
“We want to express our sincere appreciation to our Postmasters, letter carriers and highway contractors for their willingness to participate,” said Nancy Smith, Executive Director of Food Share. “We thank the many volunteers who stepped forward to help, and the thousands of postal customers who donated food for the event.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., Wells Fargo, and local businesses with reader boards also helped make the food drive a success.
In an average month, an estimated 4000 people access emergency food at pantries and hot meal sites in Lincoln County. For more information on Food Share of Lincoln County, call 541-265-8578 or visit www.foodsharelincolncounty.org