Springfield letter carriers collect 221,500 pounds of food
The National Association of Letter Carriers rallied the community to take action against hunger during the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on May 13. Springfield carriers collected 221,466 pounds of food to be distributed to those facing hunger in southwest Missouri.
The event is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Locally, Ozarks Food Harvest’s member pantries Crosslines, Salvation Army and Victory Mission, as well as Grand Oak Mission Center, received the food for their pantries. Last year’s event collected a record 255,000 pounds of food.
“We’re proud of the fact that this effort led by the National Association of Letter Carriers is the largest single-day food drive in the nation,” NALC president Fredric Rolando said. “But we remain saddened that widespread hunger is still a problem in this country.”
Ozarks Food Harvest is thankful for the letter carriers who picked up the bags and all those who left bags of food near their mailboxes to help feed our neighbors in the Ozarks.