Plenty of you took part in today’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, leaving food out for your letter carrier to donate to hungry people in the Ozarks.
That food ended up at the Springfield Salvation Army.
Volunteers showed up today to help sort the food.
Jeff Smith, with the Salvation Army, told us the food collected from this drive is a great help.
He explained how great the need it at the Salvation Army’s food pantry.
“100 households come in each week for the food pantry alone, just for the food pantry,” Smith said. “We’re just grateful for the community, we’re grateful for their generosity. We’re grateful for the NALCs and the Stamp Out Hunger food drive and all the partners who partner with that. It really does take a community to get together to feed those who need it.”
The United Way told us today this year’s “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign was an amazing success. We’re expecting to find out how much food was donated on Monday.
If you couldn’t make it out to help today, there are several more opportunities.
The Salvation Army will be sorting food Monday through Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Just call (417) 862-5509 Ext 116 if you’re interested in volunteering.
You can learn more on the event’s Facebook page here.