Athens Review, Athens, Texas

May 8, 2013

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ goes postal

Letter carriers go into battle in Athens, and across the U.S. to help those without food

Kathi Nailling
The Athens Review

Athens — Give to the hungry.

That is the message the local post offices are asking its mail customers to take note of this Saturday, May 11.

Saturday will be the 21st time the U.S. Post Office has taken part in the “Stamp Out Hunger” activity in communities across the nation.

According to a press release from the Athens Post Office, letter carriers travel throughout the community every day, coming face-to-face with the sad reality of hunger for too many.

It's easy to take part in the food drive. The post offices have already mailed out brown bags to collect non-perishable food items from local postal customers.

All you have to do is fill the bag, and leave the brown bag by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will do the rest.

All the food collected will go directly to local food pantries in your town. The post office says, “The donations couldn’t come at a better time. Food banks have depleted most of it's inventory, due to the harsh winter months, and school assistance programs are not available during the summer months.

All local post offices are asking you to leave all non-perishable food donations by your mailbox on Saturday, May 11 for the Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Drive.

Make sure you leave the bag before your mail runs. Mail customers can also take their brown bags to your local post offices during operating hours.