Thursday 18 Jul 2019

“Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive Continues Through Week

Approximately 25,940 pounds of food was collected in Wayne County on Saturday, May 11th, during the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.  The goal this year is to reach 30,000 pounds of food, and residents are encouraged to continue dropping off non-perishable food at both post offices in Goldsboro on Cashwell and William Street.  The Letter Carriers will continue to pick up at your mailbox also this week.  “If you put it out, we will pick it up,” said Tom Hunsburger, NALC Food Drive Chair.  Hunsburger also wanted to thank the folks for their support and generosity.

Local and rural letter carriers in partnership with United Way of Wayne County and recipient agencies conducted the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive as part of a national effort by more than 1,300 NALC branches in the United States to fill local food banks and pantries.  The local food pantries include: The Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro, HGDC Community Crisis Center, The Salvation Army, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and Wayne Uplift Domestic Violence Shelter.

This event would not have been possible without the many volunteers who helped plan and execute this collection.  United Way of Wayne County would like to extend special thanks and recognition to Doug McGrath, general manager, of Bekins A-1 in Goldsboro for the use of their scale to weigh the food.  The United Way would also like to thank Dream Makers, the Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity for the use of their trucks.  Most importantly, thank you to the citizens of Wayne County for helping United Way of Wayne County and the NALC to Stamp Out Hunger.

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