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Letter carriers donate nearly 12,000 pounds of food to local food banks


Postal carriers and volunteer from AWARE and St. Vincent De Paul food banks in Woodburn and Gervais’ Sacred Heart Parish Food Bank collected and processed 11,869 pounds of food on May 10.

The Woodburn food was distributed to the Wooby: SUBMITTED - Local letter carriers and volunteers unload a vehicle of donated food May 10.dburn AWARE and the St. Vincent De Paul food banks in Woodburn. The Gervais carriers participated and they collected 1,130 pounds of food for the Sacred Heart Food Bank in Gervais.

The Letter Carrier Food Drive is the world’s largest annual one-day food drive. In its 22nd year, nationally it has collected more than a billion pounds of food.

The Woodburn and Gervais letter carriers want to thank their customers for their generosity in helping to feed the hungry.