Postal Ser­vice to con­duct food drive Nov. 13-18

Postal work­ers will col­lect items left in mail­boxes on Nov. 18.

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - NEWS - From Staff Re­ports

The Siloam Springs Postal Ser­vice will be col­lect­ing non-per­ish­able food items for its an­nual hol­i­day food drive on Nov. 13 through 18.

The food col­lected will be dis­trib­uted be­tween lo­cal food banks.

Last year the Siloam Springs Postal Ser­vice col­lected 2,087 pounds of food, in­clud­ing match­ing do­na­tions. This year the or­ga­ni­za­tion has set a goal of col­lect­ing 3,000 pounds.

“As you know, the econ­omy has been dif­fi­cult and our food banks are in des­per­ate need,” a press re­lease from Siloam Springs Post Of­fice stated.

Lo­cal food banks are feed­ing hun­dreds of fam­i­lies and in some cases pro­vid­ing up to 1,000 meals a week, the re­lease states.

“We are ask­ing for your sup­port this year by do­nat­ing two or more non-per­ish­able food items and en­cour­ag­ing your em­ploy­ees and con­gre­ga­tions to do the same,” the re­lease stated. “This is an op­por­tu­nity for ev­ery­one to reach out and help those in need.”

The Siloam Springs Postal Ser­vice will col­lect food items left at or in mail boxes on Satur­day, Nov. 18. Con­tain­ers will be set up in the lobby of the Post Of­fice as well for those who wish to de­posit do­na­tions there.

Lo­cal busi­nesses and churches will also be set­ting out con­tain­ers for food col­lec­tion. Busi­nesses and churches who do col­lect food can call the Post Of­fice and ar­range to have it picked up on Mon­day, Nov. 19.

The Post Of­fice is also in need of match­ing donors for the food drive.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Siloam Springs Post Of­fice at 479-524-3431.

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