Food drive to be held Saturday

Published 10:35 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2015

There’s an easy way to give back this weekend and all it takes is a trip to the mailbox.

The National Association of Letter Carriers will host its 23rd annual Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday and the Selma Post Office is taking part. All customers have to do is leave a sturdy bag of non-perishable food items next to or in their mailboxes and mail carriers will take them for donation to the Selma Area Food Bank.

The food drive takes place in over 10,000 cities and towns across America and is an effort to raise awareness about hunger in every community.

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Volunteering or giving back isn’t always easy to do. The biggest obstacle people battle is finding time to donate their time to a cause, such as fighting hunger.

This time nobody is asking for more time to make a difference. When getting mail or placing mail in your mailbox, all you have to do is take one more step — setting a bag of canned goods nearby.

This is a chance to really make a difference in the Selma community and we hope that all residents with something to give will take part. Surely there’s something in everyone’s pantry that can be donated, even if it’s one only can.

The food drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food over the last 22 years. How much can you give back?