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‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Letter Carriers food drive

STAMP OUT HUNGER ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Letter Carriers food drive‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Letter Carriers food drive

    On Saturday, May 10, LifeNet4Families (aka Cooperative Feeding Program) will once again be participating in the annual ’Stamp Out Hunger’ Letter Carriers food drive at 12 designated post office branches in Broward County. Thanks to the help of over 400 volunteers, LifeNet4Families receives nearly 200,000 pounds of food which we will use to feed the thousands of needy individuals and families we call our friends.

LifeNet4Families is looking for volunteers to work at the following post office branches: Davie, Everglades, Inverrary, Main Branch, Northridge, Oakland Park, Plantation, Tamarac, Weston, and Westside. Shifts vary in length, two-four hours.

Beginning about 4 p.m., volunteers at each branch will receive the donations from the letter carriers’ delivery trucks, will sort the food by category, place it in boxes, tape and mark the boxes, and finally stack them onto pallets. The palletized food is then delivered to LifeNet4Families on the following day.

Individuals, families, and groups are invited to participate. When you express interest, Chris from LifeNet4Families will follow up with you to confirm you for a shift and a location.

How You Can Help

    DONATE! Simply fill a grocery bag (or two) with healthy, non-perishable food and set it by your mailbox the morning of Saturday, May 10 to be picked up. Visit LifeNet4Families/The Cooperative Feeding Program http://www.lifenet4families.org

MOST NEEDED ITEMS:

Canned meat (tuna, chicken, beef stew, etc.), canned fruit, canned vegetables, juice & juice boxes and cereal.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE:

Expired food, open packages, perishable food and glass jars.

 

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    Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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