Post Office to stamp out hunger

On May 12, letter carriers from the Conrad Post Office, and from across the country, will once again collect food on their mail routes to feed the hungry in our communities. This is an annual one-day National Association of Letter Carriers food drive across America.

Postal customers wishing to donate food for the hungry should put canned, packaged and non-perishable food items in a plastic bag and leave it by their mailbox before mail delivery.

Items most needed are canned meats, soups, fruits and vegetables, and dry/non-perishable packaged items with lots of protein/carbohydrates like powdered milk, pasta, cereals and dried packaged vegetables like mashed potatoes and stuffing.

All the food collected will go to the local community food banks and pantries for distribution to those who most need it throughout the year. Last year’s postal food drive collected 70 million pounds nationwide to help feed America’s hungry.

We encourage our postal customers in Conrad and in communities across Montana and the U.S. to again give generously to our letter carriers’ food drive on May 12.

With the continuing tough economy, more people remain out of jobs this year and many are struggling to feed their families with more of the needy going hungry. Your food donations will help out those who most need it.