Mail Carriers Collecting Food For Families In Need

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The Rim Country's letter carriers want to collect more than mail Saturday, May 13, during their annual food drive, Stamp Out Hunger.

The National Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, will be collecting nonperishable food items, such as canned meat and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice to help families in need.

All donations will go to the St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank and will stay in Payson, according to Postmaster Lori Shewey.

Place your food donation at your mailbox on May 13 before your letter carrier arrives. It will be taken to the post office and then delivered to the food bank.

"We'll take anything we can get," said Richard Krause, conference president of the local St. Vincent De Paul organization. "We need food that our clients can use to put good meals together."

He said the letter carrier's campaign has been going on for about five years and is really beneficial to the food bank.

"It's a good time of year for it. All the holiday stuff we received is starting to run out. This will help us get through part of the summer."

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