Saturday, 10 May 2014 20:26

Food Drive Collects Thousand of Pounds for Local Pantries

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Food Drive Collects Thousand of Pounds for Local Pantries

HAMPDEN - You may have noticed non-perishable food items being picked up by area mail carriers today.

That's because it was the 22nd annual National Association of Letter Carrier's food drive, urging folks to "Stamp out Hunger."

Food picked up was delivered to the U.S. Postal Service facility in Hampden and sorted by Boy Scouts and other community volunteers.

United Way officials say while there were a few wet boxes due to the rain, they received many plastic bags filled with food.

Items were weighed and sorted, then divided into groups to be given to local food pantries.

The food drive in the Bangor and Veazie area aimed to collect 80,000 pounds of food, compared to the 74,000 pounds last year.

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