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By Akasha Spino-Bybee

Food drive a success


The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive that took place on May 9, was not only a national success, but a great benefit to the Goldendale Food Bank. Having collected approximately 1,600 pounds of food in Goldendale alone, the National Association of Letter Carriers definitely had their work cut out for them.

“We collected an estimated 1,600 pounds or more of food during last week’s annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive,” says Kathy Dressel, employee at the Goldendale Post Office. “I’ve heard each carrier say that they really enjoy doing the drive because it goes to our local food bank, the food stays here and it’s for the community.”

Along with going about their regular routine of delivering the mail to each and every resident in the City of Goldendale, one can assume that collecting all of the donated food on top of the regular task is a bit of a challenge for the carriers. “I’m sure it’s stressful because you’re trying to deliver the mail and pick up the food at the same time,” says Dressel. “It’s just something that’s added to your day that is a bit out of the norm, but overall, they enjoyed it.”

After this year’s success, Dressel believes that next year will also be a great turn out. “It’s a very worthy cause,” she says, “we have no reason not to believe that next year will also be an excellent turn out.”


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