Carriers will pick up food items |

Carriers will pick up food items

by Rosemarie Middendorf

It’s the day your letter carrier carries more than the mail.

The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday, May 13. Your assistance in the sixth annual Minden/Gardnerville “Food Drive” is requested by your local carriers. It’s a great plan to feed the hungry.

The carriers ask that you gather a bag or box of non-perishable food items. Suggestions are canned fruits, meats, vegetables, soups, stews, milk, jelly, peanut butter, syrup, cake, pancake, pie mixes, cereals, crackers, Jell-O, canned or boxed desserts. Please do not include any glass or perishable items.

Then, place the food donations at your mailbox on the 13th before your mail carrier arrives. Your carrier will take the food items to the post office and, from there, will deliver your donations to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

Should you miss your carrier, food items will be accepted at both the Minden and Gardnerville post offices.

The Carson Valley Community Food Closet, a non-profit organization, provides food year-round to families who qualify through Douglas County Social Services.