Post office food drive collects this Saturday


On Saturday, May 12, the Goldendale Post Office will be participating in the national letter carriers food drive.

Last year the drive collected more than 5,000 pounds of donations for the local food bank. Each delivery address and post office box in Goldendale and Centerville will receive a yellow, plastic, biodegradable food drive bag in the days before the food drive.

To participate, fill the bag with nutritious, nonperishable food and place the bag in or hang on your mailbox early on Saturday, May 12.

Donations can also be dropped off at the Goldendale Post Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week.

All donated food will stay in the community and be delivered to the Goldendale and Centerville food banks.

Some of the most needed nonperishable foods include: foods high in nutrition and low in sugar and fat, such as peanut butter; canned meats (tuna, chicken, and salmon); canned and boxed meals; canned or dried beans and peas; pasta, rice, and cereal; canned fruits and canned vegetables; and boxed baking mixes.

“Every can and package of food collected makes a difference in someone’s life. We are excited about this year’s food drive and hope that we can get our communities to join us in helping those who are less fortunate,” says Jim Hamilton, Goldendale Postmaster.


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