3,732 pounds of food collected by local letter carriers

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 04:30

Last Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, and I want to thank all those who contributed food or time to help this effort. Undeterred by cool temps and light rain, Eagle River’s letter carriers picked up 3732 pounds of food which you, the local community, generously placed by your mailboxes.

Making the rounds on Food Drive Saturday reminds me of “Deadliest Catch”: driving up to a mailbox is a bit like pulling up a crab pot. Will it be empty, yield a few crabs, or be full to overflowing?

Thanks, Eagle River, you filled our “hold” (actually, you did pretty much fill up the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry, for, while this is a nation-wide food drive, all local donations stay local).

It is amazing and encouraging to see what good things can happen when people — management, union, business, non-profits, and citizens — all work together to achieve a common goal. Together, we can make the world a better place — one meal at a time. Many thanks to our Eagle

River postal customers!


— Karen Maskarinec

Letter carrier,

Eagle River Post Office

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