United Way of the Ohio Valley

STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE

Letter carriers in Owensboro and Daviess County collected 29,500 pounds of donated goods Saturday as part of a food drive that helps feed the hungry in individual communities nationwide. Rick Miller is a US Postal Service letter carrier in Owensboro, and he coodinates the Stamp Out Hunger drive in the city and county. The food drive, he said, is a great opportunity for area residents to donate food from the convenience of their own home, with the assurance that all their donated goods will stay local.

"The food that we collect in Owensboro stays in Owensboro," he said. "So people can donate with peace of mind."

Seven local food banks were involved in Stamp Out Hunger this year, including Journey Fellowship, Centro Latino, the Salvation Army, Oasis Women's Shelter, Eaton Memorial Baptist Church, Kings Table and CrossRoads. Miller said he wished every food bank could be involved, but the food gifts are divided dependent on how many pounds of food are received.

About 140 volunteers from those organizations worked tirelessly Saturday to sort and stack donations at the Salvation Army. At times, volunteers reported, USPS totes were stacked to the ceiling with donated food items.

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United Way of the Ohio Valley

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Owensboro, KY 42301

270-684-0668

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