June 24, 2019

Letter Carrier Food Drive is a tremendous boost for Doorways

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Doorways food pantry would like to thank all the Letter Carriers for the hard work in collecting and delivering the food donated in their recent Letter Carriers Food Drive. The food drive was an astounding success – we estimate that over 15,000 pounds of food was collected for Doorways! That donated food will feed a lot of people for a lot of weeks! This was a lot of extra work for the letter carriers; collecting the food slowed down their routes and filled up their trucks, but they participated wholeheartedly and in great good humor. In addition, Doorways would also like to thank the postal patrons for their enormous generosity – we are humbled by your support. More than sixty local families rely on Doorways on a regular basis, and Doorways, in turn, relies on people like the letter carriers and their customers.

Finally, the sheer volume of donations was so great that Doorways volunteers were overwhelmed in trying to sort it all, and so we had to call for help – and the scouts and parents of Boy Scout Troop 1 came through with a surge of last minute volunteers to help sort and stack the donations. We are grateful to them and to the community at large that sustains this food pantry.

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