Held last Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is the largest, nationally-held food drive, and locally, we were honored to once again be the recipient of the donations. Despite the drizzly weather, we had a wonderful turnout! With the support of dozens of Fairfield and Southport letter carriers who volunteered to pick up donations at residents’ mailboxes, 90+ volunteers and countless donors, we collected and sorted 15,482 lbs (or 7.7 tons!) of non-perishables to help stock our Food Pantry.
While most volunteers came from Fairfield, we did have some helping hands from as far as Redding. Many thanks to the volunteers from these groups: Food Pantry volunteers, Fairfield Ludlowe High School students, Fairfield Warde High School students, the National Charity League – Fairfield and Redding chapters, SASO Fairfield, Fairfield Prep students, and concerned citizens came together to help sort and transport the donations that came in from Fairfield and Southport. Many hands make light work, thank you! We are also grateful to First Church Congregational for use of its tables and tents, and to Great Beginnings Montessori School for allowing use of its traffic cones.
Thank you for all you did to help feed and care for our neighbors in need!