Mail carriers are asking you to put a stamp on something more than an envelope tomorrow
Ponca City Now - May 9, 2014 6:36 am
The post office is asking you put a stamp on something else beside an envelope tomorrow.
They are asking you you help stamp out hunger in the community by setting out non-perishable foods by your mailbox.
Mail carriers should have delivered a bag for you to use already and will pick up the filled bags on their routes Saturday.
Amanda Doran with the Domestic Violence Program of North Central Oklahoma said all donations stay in the area.
“Some of the people who come to our agencies are coming with nothing, but the clothes on their backs," Doran said. " This is not only passed out through agencies like New Emergency Resources, who do food boxes, but it’s also used in cooked meals for the hungry. It really is making an impact when hunger is at an all time high in our community.”
Other Kay County agencies benefiting from the drive are the Salvation Army, Northern Oklahoma Youth Services, the Mission and Peach Tree Landing.
Agencies similar to these Kay County ones will be receiving the same care around the country.
Stamp out Hunger is a national campaign and mail carriers across the country will be collecting donations for their communities.
And volunteers will be stationed at the Post Office’s across the country sorting food when it comes in.
Doran said feel free to load up more than one bag of donations.
“I f you want to really make your mail carriers day leave an extra bag, because these guys get very competitive about whose route is going to raise the most," Doran said. "We weigh these as soon as these guys get back. So, if you really want to make your mail carriers day load up that bag and leave an extra one too, because he’s going to want to win.”
Suggested items are baby formula, macaroni and cheese, cereal, bottled juice and soups.
This drive is hosted by United Way and the mail carriers of Ponca City.