POINT PLEASANT — Letter Carriers across the country will “Stamp Out Hunger” this Saturday, including in Point Pleasant.
Once again, local letter carrier Mark Georgi, who works out of the Point Pleasant Post Office, with the assistance of his fellow letter carriers, will be picking up nonperishable food items while delivering mail this Saturday.
All locally collected food will stay local and be donated to the emergency food pantry located at the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church.
Georgi recently made his first pickup at the Point Pleasant Municipal Building from Mayor Brian Billings and city employees.
“I am proud to salute the men and women of our local Point Pleasant post office for their diligent efforts in asking our area citizens to help them collect canned food items for those in need on Saturday, May 13,” Billings said. “The National Letter Carriers ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is in its 25th year. I hope you will join me and the citizens of this great city and donate a can of food for this worthwhile endeavor.”
The 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the nation’s largest one-day, providing letter carriers, other postal employees and thousands of volunteers across the nation the opportunity to meld their forces together to conduct the drive in their local communities.
For those who would like to participate, leave bagged nonperishable food items near mailboxes. Items accepted are canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, rice and more. Do not leave expired items or those in glass containers.
Some information for this article found at www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive.
Beth Sergent is editor of Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]