LETTER: ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ collects 157,000 pounds of food

Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 12:31 PM.

United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties would like to express our sincere thanks to the entire Okaloosa & Walton communities for their response to the Annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive

The numbers are in and we received 157,823 pounds of food collected along mail routes in these two counties. That response was more than 9,000 more pounds than last year.  A special thank you to all letter carriers and the local post offices personnel for their hard work in this annual food drive.  They had to run their normal routes and collect food at the same time. 

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the 22nd Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive .  Together, with the NALC, your generous donations made the nation’s largest single-day food drive an amazing success in Okaloosa & Walton Counties and has enabled our local food banks to continue to serve those people in need of food in our community.     

Carolyn Folley

Marketing director, United Way

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