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May 27th, 2009
Letter carriers haul in more than 3,000 pounds of food

 

San Marcos letter carriers pose with the Stamp Out Hunger poster.

STAFF REPORT

As part of its national “Stamp Out Hunger” drive, the local National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) brought in 3,703 pounds of food to the Hays County Food Bank.

This is the seventeenth year the NALC has conducted the drive. The donations come at a critical time for the food bank. During the summer months there is a higher demand for food, due to children being home from school.

Nationally, the NALC collected a record 73.1 million pounds of food. The drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May. More than 10,000 cities and town in all 50 states contributed to the effort.

“I appreciate what they do,” said Food Bank Operations Manager Albert Garcia. “They give of their time to help us.”

In 2008, the food bank served families an average of 3,241 times each month. Staff and volunteers pick up food seven days a week, so it can be given through social service agencies, church pantries and other public distribution sites in Kyle, San Marcos and Martindale.

For more information, contact the food bank at (512) 392-8300, or visit them on the web.


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