This Saturday, your postal carrier will be spotted carrying more than just your mail.
Saturday marks the 27th annual National Association of Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. During the day, letter carriers in Stephens County will collect canned food donations from homes on their routes in an effort to fight off hunger.
Anyone wishing to donate can fill up a plastic bag, which they would’ve received in their mailbox during this week, with canned food. Simply leaving it by the mailbox will ensure a letter carrier will take it where it needs to go so local pantries can use the donations for those in need.
Donations collected in Stephens County will benefit Assumption Catholic Church, Bray Community Center Food Pantry, Central High School Community Food Pantry, Chickasaw Nutrition Center, Chisholm Trail Church of Christ, Christian Helping Hands, Christians Concerned, Duncan Rescue Mission, Ray of Hope Ministries, The Marlow Samaritans, Velma Community Outreach and DHS Stephens County in collaboration with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Help goes further than just providing food though. Anyone wishing to put their hands to work are welcomed to volunteer at Christians Concerned Saturday to help as postal carriers bring in the donations.
Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter and rice and beans. Nonperishable food donations can also be dropped off at participating post offices. Monetary donations can also be made online at feedinghope.org or by calling 405-600-3136. For more info about volunteering contact the Christians Concerned office at 580-252-9120 or via their Facebook page.