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USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 8

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The United States Postal Service, in conjunction with Campbell's Soup and various other national organizations, will be holding their annual Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive Saturday, May 8 across the country.
This year marks the first year that rural carriers as well as urban carriers will be participating in the food drive.
Highland County residents are asked to put a non-perishable food donation in a bag by their mailboxes. The post office staff will deliver these donations to a local food bank. Hillsboro Postmaster Curtis Pegram encouraged residents to give what they can and thanked everyone for their past participation in the program.
According to the USPS website, nearly one billion pounds of donations have been delivered to community food banks and pantries over the past 17 years as a result of this campaign.
Local collection points for the food drive include the Hillsboro area Civil Air Patrol Cadets; the Hillsboro post office; the Rocky Fork Lake Airport; Five Points Implement; Emergency Management Services Warehouse; local Rotary Clubs; Samaritan Outreach; and Greenfield Outreach.
The Greenfield and Hillsboro Rotary Clubs are sponsoring a drawing contest for Highland County schools. First, second, and third place trophies will be presented to the top entries in each grade level.
In addition to the United States Postal Service and Campbell's Soup, Cox Target Media and its Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, America's Second Harvest, the United Way, the AFL-CIO Community Services network, and other national sponsors support the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
Numerous local and statewide offices, businesses, and organizations have also volunteered to help with the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
The NALC food drive has received a number of accolades over the years, including two Presidential Certificates of Achievement, a special appreciation award in 2003 from America’s Second Harvest food bank network, the annual Humanitarian of the Year award in 2003 from Bon Appétit/Food Network, and the annual World Hunger Year/Chapin Award in 2004.[[In-content Ad]]

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