City and rural mail carriers in Door County will collect nonperishable food donations left by mailboxes along their routes as they deliver mail on Saturday, May 11, to help stock food pantries.
“We are overwhelmed by the great response we have had from the people in our community as evidenced by the 17,000 pounds of food collected by the Sturgeon Bay mail carriers last year and more than 25,000 pounds of food collected in Door County last year,” said local coordinator Darrell LeCloux. “We ask that all residents leave nonperishable items in plastic or paper bags in or by their mailboxes on May 11 or a few days before to help make this drive a success and help feed the needy in their area. We encourage residents to set out food donations by 9 am on May 11 so the volunteers can help postal employees expedite the food to the pantries. Lobby customers are encouraged to drop off food donations in the post office lobbies on or before May 11 as well.”
Food collected by mail carriers in Sturgeon Bay will help stock the local food pantries at Feed My People and Lakeshore CAP. Brussels and Forestville food donations will go to Holy Name of March Church Pantry in Maplewood. Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Ellison Bay, Fish Creek and Sister Bay food collections will go to The Door of Life Food Pantry in Sister Bay or Care 24/7 Food Pantry located at Stella Maris Parish. Washington Island collections will go to the Island Pantry.
The food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, National Rural Letter carriers Association and the United Way.