Letter carriers annual food-collection drive Saturday
Published 6:41 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2012
U.S. Postal Service letter carriers in Fairfield on Saturday will collect food donations along their routes through town for the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" campaign.
The local postal workers -- participating for a 19th year in the national program -- will collect canned, bottled and non-perishable foods donated by residents for the single-day project.
Food collected by letter carriers from the Fairfield and Southport post offices will be donated to Operation Hope, a local agency that maintains a food pantry, community kitchen, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs.
Last year, the local carriers collected 44,000 pounds of food.