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Canyon Lake Stomps Out Hunger

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Canyon Lake residents “mailed” some 7,392 pounds of canned food to the food pantry at Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) on May 13.

“We love your heartbeat and how you care for your community,” the group posted on its Facebook page.

Saturday, May 13 was the national Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. Residents left sacks of groceries by their mailboxes for direct shipment to CRRC.

The charity suggested donations of toilet paper, canned sweet potatoes or yams, dry pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti sauce.

National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) President Fredric Rolando says letter carriers are keenly aware of many of their customers’ challenging economic situations.

“We deliver to every address in America at least six days a week,” Rolando said, “and because we’re such a consistent and familiar presence in neighborhoods, we’re all too familiar with the unfortunate reality of ongoing hunger.”

To date, letter carriers have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, helped by untold thousands of fellow postal employees, retired letter carriers, family members and friends.

Joining NALC this year as national food drive partners are the U.S. Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, United Way Worldwide, AFL-CIO, AARP Foundation, Valpak and Valassis.

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