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Post Office food drive is Saturday

by Rosemarie Middendorf

Now is the time to prepare for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (in conjunction with the United States Postal Service) annual “Help Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive” to be held Saturday, May 8.

Residents are asked to place non-perishable (canned, bagged, boxed, dried) food items in a bag and put the bag next to mailboxes before the letter carrier arrives next Saturday.

Suggested items are canned fruits, vegetables, soups, meats, juices, boxed cakes, frostings, pie shells, dressings, cereals, noodles, pastas, rice and more.

The carrier will take the bags to the post office, and the bags will then be delivered to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

Founded in 1988, the food closet, a non-profit organization manned solely by volunteers, provides year-round emergency food supplies to families who qualify through Douglas County Social Services.