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Letter Carriers Help Stamp Out Hunger

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Contact: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor, (847) 432-3240,

Letter Carriers Help Stamp Out Hunger

Highland Park Letter Carriers delivered almost 2,000 bags of food to Moraine Township's Food Pantry Saturday, May 13, 2017, and several Letter Carriers joined almost 40 other volunteers over the course of the afternoon and early evening to help unload food, carry it to the basement, and sort it into bins.

"This was a tremendous effort on the part of our Highland Park Letter Carriers, organized by Joe Cholewa. Letter Carriers stayed after unloading their trucks to help carry and sort food, and their effort was far above and beyond the call of duty and deeply appreciated," commented Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.

A special thanks to all the residents who left food contributions by their mailbox for letter carriers to bring to Moraine Township's Food Pantry.

"We have never had a food drive like this," noted Township Trustee Amy Zisook. "Every square inch of our office and pantry is filled with food. We are amazed!"

This was the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers' Food Drive, held the second Saturday of May each year. The drive is particularly timely in May to help stock the Food Pantry's shelves for summer when there are fewer community food drives yet residents continue to visit the Pantry.

"The Township relies on a corps of volunteers who make it possible for the Food Pantry to serve our residents in need," said Moraine Township Clerk Gail Feiger Brown. "Volunteers and Letter Carriers, including the wonderful Boy Scout Troup #324, made countless trips to the basement carrying bags of food."

Moraine Township's Food Pantry serves income-qualified residents who are invited to visit our food pantry twice a month to receive shelf-stable food items, plus produce, dairy and frozen meat. The Food Pantry is located at 777 Central Avenue in Highland Park, and open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm (plus other times by appointment to accommodate residents' work schedules).

"We are fortunate to live in a community of workers and residents who care about residents going through difficult times, and this drive demonstrates the care and compassion of our residents who both contributed food and pitched in to volunteer," said Trustee Dwayne Douglas.

Thank you, Highland Park Letter Carriers!

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