Postal workers fill big rig with items for food bank
Letter carriers brought in more than mail during a national food drive to “stamp out hunger.”
Forty-two U.S. Postal Service workers picked up enough nonperishable food items from homes throughout Madera County to fill a big rig truck on Saturday.
Madera County Food Bank director Ryan McWherter said 24 large bins — three more than collected last year — were filled with food, but said the exact amount was not yet available.
McWherter and his staff worked with the post office to inform the community about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers. The letter carriers passed out flyers early last week, delivered bags on Wednesday and Thursday and picked up donated food during their regular routes on Saturday...