USPS to collect food items Saturday in Trenton

City and rural letter carriers conduct their annual food drive on Saturday (May 14th) to benefit the Community Food Pantry in Trenton.  The mail carriers are providing a yellow plastic bag along their routes for citizens to place non-perishable items inside.  An envelope is also being provided for people who wish to make a monetary donation and mail it to the Second Harvest Community Food Bank of St. Joseph, which also serves the local area.  Donations can be earmarked, in the memo line, for the Community Food Pantry of Grundy County.

The letter carriers will be picking up the sacks during the regular mail delivery so items need to be placed at mail boxes before 8 AM Saturday.

Suggested items include peanut butter, canned beans, peas, meats, and soups; pasta noodles; boxed dinners; rice; and spaghetti sauce.  The letter carriers request NO glass or homemade items, nor damaged packaging or already opened foods.

The “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Second Harvest Food Bank.  

Plastic bags distributed for the public to place donated items in have two different dates for the collections.  The correct one is MAY 14th.