Record amount of food collected during letter carrier drive
The results are in and once again Lee County residents stepped up to the plate for the community. A record amount of food, 445,500 pounds was collected in the one-day letter carrier food drive held Saturday, May 8.
In addition to a record amount of food, $7,820 in donations were received as well. That converts to $46,920.00 in value with Harry Chapin Food Bank’s ability to purchase $6 in food items for every dollar donated.
All food donated in the drive will be made available to local agencies at no charge by Harry Chapin Food Bank. Other agencies who received food from post offices in their community include Wake Up America, Pine Island Food Pantry, Lighthouse Sanctuary of Alva, Salvation Army of Labelle, Lehigh Community Services, Interfaith Caregivers and Café of Life.
Postmaster Anne Murray has issued a public thank you to the community volunteers who helped pick up and sort food at locations throughout Fort Myers and Cape Coral. The number of volunteers broke all records as well, she said.