Northwest NEWS

May 3, 1999


Post office holds annual food drive

   The Woodinville Post Office will be participating in the nation's largest food drive on Saturday, May 8.

   "This is the seventh year we have collected food for the hungry people in our region. Last year, the greater Seattle area collected more then 340,000 pounds of food," said Sandy Petersen, rural postal carrier for Woodinville.

   The food is collected by mail carriers to restock the shelves of the Maltby Food Bank and Northshore Food Bank. During this time of year, food banks are running low. The goal of the Seattle District is to collect 350,000 pounds of food--the equivalent of 280,000 meals. On Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7, carriers will be delivering paper grocery bags to homes.

   "The bags are courtesy of Top Food, Albertson's, Safeway. and QFC. We ask that you use this bag to put your donation in and place it out by your mail box for your carrier to pick up on Saturday," Petersen adds.

   The groceries can also be dropped off at Woodinville Post Office; The Postal Store at 19145 NE Wdnvl.-Dvl. Rd.; PostNet at 14136 NE Wdnvl.-Dvl. Rd.; Mailboxes Etc. at 14241 NE Wdnvl.-Dvl. Rd.; and Pony Mailbox & Business Center at 13110 NE 177th Pl. For residents who will be gone during the drive, food may be brought in the week before or the week after.