United Way teams up with Postal Service to Stamp Out Hunger in Juneau

    Sara Truitt with United Way Southeast says they've joined forces with the US Postal Service and National Association of Letter Carriers to "Stamp Out Hunger."

    Posted Monday, May 9th, 2016 1:03pm by Lance David

    Sara Truitt with United Way Southeast says they've joined forces with the US Postal Service and National Association of Letter Carriers to "Stamp Out Hunger."

    "We are asking the folks of Juneau to put out food by their mailboxes on May 14th." Truitt explained. "Postal carriers will come and pick it up that morning and distribute it to Helping Hands and the Southeast Alaska Food Bank."

    While a guest on Capital Chat Monday Morning, she said that United Way is looking for volunteers to help the effort along.

    "We're looking for about four volunteers to help. We're going to be helping the postal carriers by going around their routes and collecting any food that was missed. If you go to our website, you can search for opportunities to volunteer in town. You can also call me in my office at 463-5530."

    Sara also said that you can find donation drop boxes at local grocery stores and the Post Office to help Stamp Out Hunger in Juneau now through Saturday.

    Otherwise, you can leave your nonperishable food items (no glass please) by your mailbox and a letter carrier or volunteer will pick it up and deliver it to the Valley Post Office for weighing and distribution to Helping Hands and Southeast Alaska Food Bank.

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