This Saturday marks the 23rd annual Stamp Out Hunger day, also known as the Letter Carrier Food Drive. Emma Hobbs, from the Warsaw Post Office, says she hopes that the drive can help people in need in the community.
“The worst thing is for children to be hungry…I know people and see people around the community that need help, and this is some place they can go,” Hobbs said.
Last year the U.S. Postal Service and the United Way of Kosciusko County collected and distributed nearly 15 thousand pounds of food locally and over 1.3 billion pounds nationally as a result of the campaign.
Hobbs said she encourages people to participate because the food can help their neighbors in the community.
“All the food collected in this area, stays in this area, so that’s good for the people to know so they are really helping their neighbors,” Hobbs explained.
Hobbs also said that if you are unable to participate on Saturday for any reason, you can take food items to any of the post offices in Claypool, Leesburg, Mentone, Milford, North Webster, Pierceton, Warsaw, and Winona Lake any time between now and Saturday.
Letter carriers ask that you do not include fresh, perishable or any glass containers in the package. For more information contact Patricia Coy at Patricia@unitedwaykosciusko.org.