Neither snow (snow??) nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stayed the U.S. Postal Service Letter Carriers in Lee County from gathering well over 150 tons of food donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and other local agencies.
Lee County residents left non-perishable food items, alongside their mailboxes, on the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
The “Stamp Out Hunger” drive provides much-needed non-perishable foods for those in need. Coordinated by the National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties and hundreds of volunteers, this year’s drive exceeded that of 2016 by 1.7 percent.
Of the 300,305 pounds of food collected, 208,321 will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank…an agency that serves approximately 28,000 people on a weekly basis utilizing over 150 partner agencies in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.
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