|To the Editor: Hunger drive aided Otsego Food Pantry|
|Written by Sharon Current|
|Tuesday, 22 May 2012 08:27|
I am writing to thank all of those who helped make this years' Stamp Out Hunger Postal Food Drive a success! The Otsego Food Pantry now looks healthy and ready to serve the needy in our service area this Summer. There is a lot of work involved in pulling off this event. Postal workers first see to it that each P.O. Box and rural mailbox receives a flyer about a week prior to the event, so that people can be aware and ready to put out their bag of food or bring it to the Post Office on the next Sat. Then the carriers pick up the bags, making many stops and getting in and out of their vehicle to collect every single bag. Doesn't matter what the weather is like, these great men and women spend the extra time and energy to help those around them. This year, the Grand Rapids carriers, led by Blair Dyke, even brought the food to the pantry so that we didn't have to pick it up another day!
I know how much work is involved in this event and it is so very much appreciated. I also want to thank the Weston Postal Workers that participated in the event and Dale Johnson who picked up and delivered to us the food gathered from the Weston area. Every year the Weston collection grows and hopefully next year, every carrier will participate!
I also need to thank all those who gathered food and placed it by their mailbox or dropped it off at their Post Office. Without your caring and generosity, none of this would ever happen. Summer is always a low time for donations and the Postal Drive is often what gets us thru until Fall. Thank you all so much!
From all of us at the Otsego Food Pantry, have a wonderful, safe and blessed summer!
Otsego Food Pantry
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