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Snowbirds urged to leave food at post office

By Staff | Mar 8, 2011

In a message dated 3/8/2011 9:02:39 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, debra.j.mitchell@usps.gov writes:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2011
Contact: Debra Mitchell
debra.j.mitchell@usps.gov
239-209-1341
usps.com/news
Release No. 11-033

Snowbirds Urged to Leave Food at Post Office

Note: This is the 2011 artwork for the food drive

The 19th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive will be held on Saturday, May 14. With the increased need for food and related supplies in Lee and Collier counties, the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is especially important. This is the day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Food collected in Lee County goes to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Wake Up America, Lehigh Community Services and Bonita Springs Assistance Office; in Collier County, food goes to Collier Harvest. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost.

Northerners who are returning home prior to May 14 may drop off their contributions at any Post Office; the items will be saved and added to the May 14 contributions. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and soups.
The 19th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive will be held Saturday, May 14. With the increased need for food and related supplies in Lee and Collier counties, the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is especially important. This is the day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Food collected in Lee County goes to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Wake Up America, Lehigh Community Services and Bonita Springs Assistance Office; in Collier County, food goes to Collier Harvest. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost.
Northerners who are returning home prior to May 14 may drop off their contributions at any post office; the items will be saved and added to the May 14 contributions. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables, and soups.
For more information about purchasing stamps, stamps by mail, postal regulations, a free subscription to USA Philatelic magazine, post office events, the location of the nearest postal store or contract unit, or for answers to your specific Postal Service questions, contact USPS at 1-800-275-8777, or visit www.usps.com. To schedule a presentation for your community, club or group on how the Postal Service brings the Post Office to your home or office computer, call 239-573-9638.
Mr. Zip’s Tip: In 2010, the Postal Automated Redirection System (PARS) automatically intercepted and forwarded nearly 2.3 billion pieces of mail for the nearly 42 million address changes submitted.

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