The Sentinel-Record

Post Office holds spring food drive

- MARC HAYOT Marc Hayot may be reached at mhayot@nwadg.com.

SILOAM SPRINGS — Th Post Office annual spring food drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

There will be a few changes to the food drive this year, according to Carrier Elaine Carr. The post office will be doing a drive-through event where community members can drive up to the post office and post office staff will come out and pick up their donations. Another change this year is that the post office is also accepting perishable items, Carr said.

The post office will then donate those items to local food banks, including Genesis House, Hunger and Thirst Ministry, The Manna Center and Victory Worship, Carr said. “This is one way of helping the community,” Carr said. “It takes one can, two cans, whatever. They want to give a box or sack full we’ll take it.”

There is also a cart that will be in the lobby of the post office starting Monday for those who want to come in and drop donations off inside, Carr said. The drivethrou­gh pick up will be reserved for Friday and Saturday only, Carr said.

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