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May 8, 2013
Salem News

Rep urgues support of Letter Carriers' food drive

To the editor:

Saturday, May 11, will mark the 21st anniversary of the "Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive" sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers. This will be the largest one day food drive in the world. Participation is simple. If you leave a nonperishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox on that day, your letter carrier will pick it up. It will then be distributed to a local food bank or pantry.

The Letter Carriers estimate that 30 million people will be fed as a result of this drive. The issue of hunger in our nation affects nearly 50 million Americans. Hungry children struggle at school and suffer adverse health consequences. Nearly three million seniors, who live on fixed income, also face issues presented by lack of proper nutrition.

While many food drives occur during the holiday season, few focus on the needs that arise during the summer months when children may not have access to school lunches and food pantry resources become depleted. This is the perfect opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors. Please consider joining me in donating to this worthwhile cause.

NICK BARBORAK,

State Representative 5th District

 
 

 

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