The National Association of Letter Carriers
once again conducted the nation's largest food one-day food drive to combat
hunger on Saturday, May 9th. Donations of non-perishable food were collected by letter carriers from
all four of Weymouth's local
branches as they delivered mail that day.
The Weymouth Food Pantry received town
donations estimated at at over 10,000 pounds! These donations came from the thousands of
Weymouth households who have recognized the increasing
need for food to feed the hungry of Weymouth.
As you can imagine, receiving that volume of food in a span of
just a few hours is a daunting task. Several volunteers
with trucks drove to and from the Post Offices,
and brought the collected food to the pantry. At the pantry other volunteers,
including teens from Immaculate Conception Church
confirmation class, unloaded the trucks, and moved the food up onto the first
floor; sorted the food
by type, packed it into cases, and organized it.