County postal carriers to collect food on Saturday

RBC I Rangely and Meeker post offices and postal carriers will be collecting non-perishable food on Saturday as part of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) program to “Stamp Out Hunger.”
Postal patrons are asked to bag donations of non-perishable foods and hang the food from the mailbox. Those who have post office boxes are asked to bring the food on Saturday to a box in the lobby of the Rangely Post Office or to the back dock of the post office in Meeker.
Rangely carriers will also pick up the local food donations at mailboxes on Friday.
The “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is a nationwide effort that provides food to local food banks and pantries that rely heavily on donations. With more than 50 million Americans living at risk of hunger, food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency food assistance.
The nation’s 175,000 letter carriers will collect the food donations left at the mailboxes in 10,000 communities and deliver the food to food banks and other hunger-relief organizations such as pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.
In 2012, generous Americans donated more than 70 million pounds of food, which marked the ninth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected.
For information, ask your letter carrier, contact the post office or visit www.helpstampouthunger.com