Letter to the Editor – U.S. Postal Service food drive helps O’Fallon Food Pantry

A reminder to place food donations at your mailbox next Saturday, May 13th, 2017 to support the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.  Your letter carrier will be collecting non-perishable food donations (such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, pasta, rice, or cereal) left by your mailbox so they can be transported to local community food pantries and shelters.

The O’Fallon Community Food Pantry, helping residents of O’Fallon and Shiloh, receives food from this food drive.  In 2016, we filled an average of 294 family requests for food per month.  Once again this year, we truly appreciate the O’Fallon Booster Club providing trucks and helpers to transport donations from the post office to the food pantry.

In addition to placing food donations by your mailbox, volunteers are needed at the O’Fallon Township Hall, 801 E. State St., in O’Fallon to help manage food donations next Saturday and Monday as follows:

  1. Saturday, May 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Help transfer and store food donations in preparation for sorting on Monday, May 15th
  2. Monday, May 15th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Help sort food donations and transfer full boxes to the food pantry warehouse

The amazing generosity of this community enables our food pantry to continue to help local families in need.   Thank you.

John Clatanoff
Board President
O’Fallon Community Food Pantry