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Postal Carriers Food Drive
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It's time again for the annual 'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive run by the National Association of Letter Carriers, with Escalon postal workers ready to pick up donations on Saturday, May 9 in the one-day effort.

All carriers will be involved in the food drive, said Escalon Postmaster Ken Crandal, and bags or boxes of food items can be left by individual mailboxes for the rural and city carriers to pick up. In those areas of the city with a community mailbox, residents can put the donation there.

Especially needed are boxed food items and canned goods, from oatmeal to peanut butter, fruits, vegetables, canned meat and tuna, pastas, soups, cereal and more.

"There is a greater need," Crandal agreed of this year, pointing to the increase in people seeking help at local food banks because of the economy.

In Escalon, donations are taken to the C.A.R.E., Community Action Resources of Escalon, Center on Second Street to help stock the shelves of the local emergency food cupboard.

"Even the counter personnel get involved, people bring in donations to them," Crandal said of the effort involving all local postal employees.

Past years have seen several mail tubs of food items delivered to the C.A.R.E. Center and officials are hoping for a good response again this year, as residents a little to help their neighbors in need.