‘Letter Carriers Food Drive’ May 11 Helps Local Families in Need

On Saturday, May 11, help your letter carrier “Stamp Out Hunger” by leaving a plastic bag filled with canned food donations by your mailbox during the largest one-day food drive in America.

In Marshall County, the donations will go to help the Family Christian Center in Madill, the First Baptist Church in Madill, the Southern Oklahoma Nutrition Program in Madill, DHS Marshall County, and the Baptist Children’s Home in Madill in collaboration with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Since 1993, letter carriers, like myself, have been participating in the “Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.” In Central and Western Oklahoma, we have collected more than 11.3 million pounds of food. That is the equivalent of more than 9.4 million meals going to help feed our neighbors living with food insecurity.

This food drive comes at a time of year when it is needed the most. As school is let out for the summer, and utility bills begin to go up, the Regional Food Bank sees an uptake in the need for food assistance.

 

 

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