SL Letter Carriers To Hold Food Drive Saturday

Thu 5-11-2017

(Spirit Lake)-- The National Association of Letter Carriers hold their annual food drive this Saturday. Eric Ostovic is President of the Spirit Lake branch...NALC Food Drive01 

"Letter carriers will be out and about on their normal routes this weekend, on Saturday, and all the customers have to do is leave a non-perishable item, food item, in or near their mailbox, and the carrier will pick it up and take it back to the Post Office. From there we'll take it up to the local food pantry."

Ostovic says donations of non-perishable food may also be dropped off at the Spirit Lake Post Office...NALC Food Drive02 

"This whole week leading up to the food drive we've had a hamper out front with a poster labeling the hamper for the food donations. Also on Saturday for convenience, there will be a hamper at the back loading dock of the Post Office, also."

Ostovic says this is a crucial time of the year for the food pantry at the Spirit Lake office of Upper Des Moines Opportunity...NALC Food Drive03 

"Fall and winter is a tough time. They get a lot of requests for food, and come spring the pantry's shelves tend to run a little low, so this is great timing for that to help re-stock the local pantry."

Last year over 80 million pounds of food was collected nationally, feeding some 64 million people. This marks the 25th year for the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.