By Rosalyn Queen
The National Association of Letter Carriers recently sponsored their Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Harrison County to help put food on America’s tables. They asked local mail recipients to bag healthy, nonperishable food items and place them by their mailboxes for their letter carrier to pick up and deliver to a staging area where the items were separated and packed for local food banks.
Eleven food banks were the recipients of the food. Those receiving food were the Progressive Women’s Association, the Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House, Quiet Dell UMC, North View UMC, Mustard Seed, Help on the Horizon, Forward Church, Duff Street United Methodist Church, Connection Point, and Clarksburg Mission.
Thousands of pounds of food were collected by the carriers and volunteers brought the food to the local Post Office, where volunteers distributed the food to the local food banks. Certain items were boxed for use at the Ronald McDonald House for families staying there while a family member is hospitalized.
All donations stay within our community.
Brandon Musgrave volunteered as the coordinator for this year’s drive. Musgrave is a city mail carrier.
Stay healthy and until next week “Now You Have Heard It Through The Grapevine.”