Published 5:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2008
By By Adrienne McKenzie
Each year the Atmore Post Office participates in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) food drive and this year was no exception.
Local carriers were busy picking up food donated by Atmore area residents Saturday and according to shop steward Patricia Reynolds, the drive is still carrying on.
Reynolds said she is touched by the amount of donations Atmore area residents have provided this year.
The food collected locally goes to the Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry’s food bank. The Christian Care Ministry is a non-profit organization, run strictly by volunteers, that helps people by providing food and financial support when needed.
Reynolds said the Atmore Post Office has participated in the NALC’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive for several years.
Reynolds said the food drive is a team effort in Atmore. She said all post office personnel participate in an effort to “Stamp Out Hunger.”
Reynolds said nationally there were more than 10,000 cities participating in the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.
As of last year, the NALC had collected 1.7 billion pounds of food during the one-day food drive.