Northwest NEWS

May 7, 2001


Letter carriers work to stamp out hunger

On Saturday, May 12, Snohomish County letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food for the needy.
   The drive will provide local food banks with food donations that make a crucial difference in the lives of thousands of hungry children and adults during the summer months. Last year in Snohomish County, letter carriers collected more than 181,000 pounds of food from residents.
   To encourage donations, United Way of Snohomish County has provided 250,000 blue plastic food bags that will be delivered to every postal customer in Snohomish County prior to the drive. Postal customers simply need to place their food donations near their mailboxes the morning of May 12. Customers are asked not to leave anything in glass containers or perishable foods. Items most needed are canned soups, cereals, canned meats, pastas and canned fruits and vegetables.
   Food donations will stay local and be distributed to area food banks located in Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Maltby, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Snohomish, and Sultan.
   For more information please call Bill Borders, United Way Labor Liaison, at (425) 921-3454.