Highland News Leader

‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive netted over 3,500 pounds of food

On Saturday, May 13, local post offices picked up 3,565 pounds of food and personal care items as part of the 25th annual national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The supplies were delivered to the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (Highland Food Pantry) to benefit local needy families. Over 3,000 pounds was received by the letter carriers from the Highland Post Office, with 360 pounds being collected by the Alhambra Post Office.

The Highland Food Pantry would like to thank the Highland area and surrounding communities for their generosity in aiding them in providing a hand up to those less fortunate in our area. John Fields has been the coordinator for the local letter carriers for many years and does an excellent job promoting the event and providing administrative assistance to make sure things run smoothly on the day of the food drive.

HACSM is grateful for the monetary donation received from Saline Township as part of the food drive and to Oberbeck Grain Co. for the use of its scale to weigh the donations. Family Bible Church volunteers transported the food from Oberbeck Grain Co. to the food pantry. The support of the businesses and residents of the community is greatly appreciated both by the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry and the clients they serve.

The Highland Food Pantry is located at 900 Chestnut St. in Highland and is open every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.