Travelers Rest Post Office employees collect 14K pounds of food

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Employees at the Travelers Rest Post Office collected about seven tons of food during the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, held this year on Saturday, May. 14.

The food — a total of 14,000 pounds — was donated to the North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry.

"We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the postal organization and the contributors of the food in the Travelers Rest postal area," said NGFCM Director Suzanne Kolb. "The food will be distributed to the clients of the North Greenville Crisis Ministry who are in need."

Kolb said individuals and groups from the Travelers Rest area helped sort, check dates and deliver the food to the ministry buildings.

The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, now in its 24th year, is the nation’s largest food drive. Last year’s food drive resulted in over 71 million pounds of food collected by Postal Service carriers, feeding an estimated 30 million people.

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