Nearly 5,000 pounds of food will benefit the people served by the Inter-Faith Treasure House, thanks to the annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.
The 23rd annual Stamp Out Hunger event, held Saturday, May 9, involved letter carriers picking up donations left by residents near their mailboxes along postal routes.
Treasure House volunteer John Boorman said as of tabulations on Monday, 4,991 pounds of non-perishable food had been contributed by Camas and Washougal residents, with more coming in to be counted.
“It was a very successful food drive,” he said.
According to Treasure House employee and volunteer Mike Jessett, the organization’s food pantry helps 400 families each month in Camas and Washougal.
The Stamp out Hunger food drive, organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers, is a nationwide event, involving the participation of 175,000 letter carriers in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states.