By Beth David, Editor
US Postal Service Letter Carriers across the country collected food from USPS customers on Saturday, 5/13/23 during the 31st annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign, the largest one day food drive in the nation (see letter on page 27).
This year, PJ Keating offered their truck scale to the cause, so volunteers can confidently report that 5,340 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected in Fairhaven. All the food when to the Shepherd’s Pantry in Acushnet, a 100% volunteer operation.
“The volunteers are the backbone of this place,” said pantry director Gerry Payette. “I count my blessings every day to be part of it.”
He said every mail truck came back “loaded,” to the annex in Fairhaven. Food was then transferred to the truck and then transported to the pantry.
The Shepherd’s Pantry is located at the Long Plain Methodist Church, 1215 Main Street, Acushnet. They distribute food on Saturdays from 9–11 a.m. Call 508-763-9289 for more information, or find them on Facebook.
Click here to download the 5/18/23 issue: 05-18-23 StampOutHunger
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