Letter to the Editor: Successful USPS Food Drive

Door County mail carriers have proclaimed their recent food drive a tremendous success.

Thanks to the concern our customers have for their less fortunate neighbors, we collected almost 13 tons of food to help stock the shelves at Door County food pantries. The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive was held nationwide on May 14, with all of the post offices in Door County participating.

Sturgeon Bay mail carriers collected more than 17,800 pounds of food for Feed My People and Lakeshore CAP in Sturgeon Bay. Mail carriers from Brussels and Forestville sent 1,500 pounds to Holy Name of Mary Church Pantry in Maplewood. Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bay, Ephraim, Fish Creek and Sister Bay post offices collected 5,900 pounds for The Door of Life Pantry in Sister Bay and Care 24/7 Food Pantry at Stella Maris Parish in Fish Creek. The Washington Island Post Office collected 490 pounds for the island pantry, to bring the county total to 25,700 pounds, which is 1,500 pounds more than the amount collected in 2015.

It’s a natural opportunity. Since mail carriers visit each home six times a week, it’s easy for us to collect food donations from caring customers. It really gives you a warm feeling to know you are helping someone and the extra effort on this special day becomes a pleasure rather than a chore.

On behalf of the city and rural mail carriers, United States Postal Service and local food banks, we thank the customers and numerous volunteers throughout all of Door County for making the food drive such a huge success. A special thank you to Econo Foods for their generous donation to the food drive.


Darrell LeCloux, National Association of Letter Carriers local food drive coordinator

Sturgeon Bay, Wis.


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