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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Letter Carriers Food Drive Results

Corvallis volunteers (photo left) are sorting food at the CSC parking in Corvallis where it was dropped off by letter carriers while Albany volunteers (photo right) sort their bags of food on the post office dock in Albany. All the food is loaded into totes and transported to the Linn Benton Food Share warehouse in Tangent.

The Albany, Corvallis, and Lebanon postal employees really delivered for this year's National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 8th. These generous men and women, with the help of many community volunteers, brought in 68,086 pounds of food and $300 in cash from their communities. CSC and Linn Benton Food Share send thanks to everyone for contributing their food, time, and money and a special thank you to our local letter carriers.

Albany Pounds: 29,014
Lebanon Pounds: 11,060
Corvallis Pounds: 28,012 Cash: $300
Total Converted 71,086

Nation-wide, the Food collected for charities in the mail carriers annual food drive has passed a billion pounds.

The National Association of Letter Carriers said results from just over 400 union branches across the country show last Saturday's "Stamp Out Hunger" drive collected 19.7 million pounds of food for donation to local food banks. That means that in the 18 years it has been operating the mail carriers have collected more than 1 billion pounds of food.

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