Postal Service to conduct food drive Nov. 13-18
Postal workers will collect items left in mailboxes on Nov. 18.
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.