Stamping Out Hunger
Letter carriers in our area are doing their part to feed the hungry.
It's the 20th year for the United States Postal Service's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Letter carriers in Yakima picked up donations of canned food from mailboxes, and brought them to the post office.
Volunteers placed the food into boxes, and loaded them onto pallets. The food will be donated to the Salvation Army, and the agency says the donations will keep their food bank stocked for two months.
"I think it's great you know that they pick up the food cause they don't have to, you know, they're going above and beyond of what they do each and every day, and I love seeing them do it," says Steve Hir of the Salvation Army.
Organizers say the letter carriers picked up ten-thousand pounds of food, enough to fill seven pallets. The amount of food gathered in Yakima this weekend is the same as last year's effort.