Local residents are once again being asked to participate in a food drive spearheaded by mail carriers in Door and Kewaunee Counties. The nationwide food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service is this Saturday. Mail carriers will be collecting non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes during their scheduled route. Local coordinator Darrel LeCloux explains how the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive works.
Over 17,000 pounds of food was collected last year by the Sturgeon Bay mail carriers and a total of 25,000 pounds in Door County. Food items should be put into plastic or paper bags and set out by mailboxes on early Saturday morning, according to LeCloux.