Letter carriers have successful food drive

Published 1:02 am Saturday, May 18, 2019

Every year, the Andalusia Post Office helps give back to the community by participating in the National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers.

“This is something that we do every year,” Postmaster Diane Childers said. “It is something that gets the community involved and helps the needy.”

In the past, Childers said that they have accepted food donations at the Post Office, but this year, they decided to spread out to four different locations that would benefit from the food.

“We let St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, the Christian Service Center, Crossover Ministries and First Baptist Church Whatley Street, be the four different locations,” Childers said. “Instead of bringing it here to the Post Office we just directly let people drop of their food at those locations. We still allowed donations to be brought here though.”

Childers said that they raised about the same amount of food as last year.

“It is honestly hard to calculate just how much food that we brought in,” Childers said. “But it was a lot. I was afraid that the rain would hold off on a lot of donations, but we still did pretty well.”

Letter carriers have a choice whether to participate in the food drive or not, and Childers said that all of her letter carriers participated.

“We didn’t have anybody that didn’t participate, they all enjoy doing it,” Childers said. “So as far as on our end, we do whatever we can do to help.”