EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Local postal carriers are stamping out hunger in the nation's largest single-day food drive.
Neighbors in the Chippewa Valley were asked to collect non-perishable food items as part of 'Stamp Out Hunger' and on Saturday, postal carriers went around to pick it up.
Organizers say after the holidays, food donations drop considerably and with school lunch programs not available in the summer, more families will be heading to their pantries.
“This will fill our shelves for the next several months about until September, October when the holiday season begins, then we start getting more donations but from now until then this is going to help us fill the shelves,” said Minette Fleischer with St. Francis Food Pantry.
United Way helped sponsor the event. The donations will be taken to Feed My People Food Bank, and several food pantries including St. Francis, Trinity Lutheran and the Salvation Army.