First Posted: 6/2/2014
The U.S. Postal Service and local letter carriers recently celebrated their 22nd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. It is the largest one-day food drive event in the nation and is conducted in more than 10,000 cities. For more than two decades, this nationwide project has netted more than one billion pounds of food to be distributed to those in need through local food banks and food pantries. Many volunteers were on hand at the pantry to receive the food, sort it and place it on appropriate shelves at the pantry for future distribution to the more than 250 client families in the Back Mountain. From left, are Ann Marie Konek, from the Rotary Club of Dallas; Owen Faut, a volunteer at the food pantry; and Henry Doran, with the CEO/Wineberg Food Bank in Wilkes-Barre, unload the trucks that made several deliveries throughout the day.