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County residents step up to put a stamp on hunger

Columbia County residents donated a whopping 12,630 pounds of food during the annual 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive, the largest increase in donations over the prior year of any county in Oregon.

In mid-May, the National Association of Letter Carriers held their drive, the biggest one-day food donation event in the country. Columbia County residents left food at their doors to be picked up by letter carriers and delivered to the Columbia Pacific Food Bank, which has been struggling in the downed economy to care for the rising number of families and others who need their help.

Volunteers from the county's Teen Court program and Wells Fargo helped sort the food and load up the delivery trucks.