Stamp out Hunger food drive set for May 13


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com



Pomeroy Mayor Bryan Shank, seated, signs a proclamation for National Food Collection Day on Tuesday morning at the Pomeroy Post Office. Pictured with Shank are rural carrier Jan Davis, city carrier Peter King and postmaster Dot Norman.


POMEROY — The Pomeroy Post Office will be participating in the 25th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” event on May 13.

On that day, letter carriers in Pomeroy, as well as other areas around the country, will pick up donated food items to be donated to local food pantries. City carrier Jim Pullins is the chairman of the local efforts, having taken part in the food drive for 25 years.

Since 1993, when the national food drive began, letter carriers in every part of the country have worked with family members, friends, other postal co-workers and allies to use the second Saturday in May as a day to give something back to the communities that know and trust us.

Last year, the food drive collected a record 80 million pounds of nonperishable food, raising the total amount of donations picked up over the quarter-century history of the drive to more than 1.5 billion pounds.

Locally, 1,165 pounds of food were collected in 2016. More than 1,109 pounds of food items were collected and donated as result of the 2015 food drive.

Individuals along the Pomeroy carrier routes are asked to collect and bag healthy non-perishable food items which can be placed in the person’s mailbox on May 13 to be picked up by the carriers. Items can also be brought to the post office.

Collected food and cash will be donated to the Meigs Cooperative Parish.

For more information, contact the Pomeroy Post Office at 740-992-2235.

Pomeroy Mayor Bryan Shank, seated, signs a proclamation for National Food Collection Day on Tuesday morning at the Pomeroy Post Office. Pictured with Shank are rural carrier Jan Davis, city carrier Peter King and postmaster Dot Norman.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_5.3-Food-Drive.jpgPomeroy Mayor Bryan Shank, seated, signs a proclamation for National Food Collection Day on Tuesday morning at the Pomeroy Post Office. Pictured with Shank are rural carrier Jan Davis, city carrier Peter King and postmaster Dot Norman.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@civitasmedia.com