Stamp out hunger in Vermillion

Stamp out hunger in Vermillion Once again the employees of the Vermillion Post Office are ready and willing to help the people of Clay County make much-needed donations to the Vermillion Food Pantry � and we will do most of the work.

All we ask is that postal patrons (in town as well as in the rural area) leave their food donation by their mailbox on Saturday, May 8 and we will pick up the items and deliver them to the food pantry for you. This effort is traditionally the largest one-day collection of food for the Vermillion Food Pantry, but that success depend primarily on the generosity of the people of Clay County.

According to Mary Berglin, who supervises the Food Pantry located at Trinity Lutheran Church, there has already been a substantial increase in the number of residents who have had need of food items as compared to the same period last year. Therefore we are hoping there will also be an increase in the amount of food collected by this drive to compensate for the increase in need.

There are certain items that are needed specifically at this time and those are: soda crackers, boxed sliced potatoes, boxed instant potatoes, mac n' cheese, pasta/noodles, canned fruit, canned vegetables, sloppy joe mix, cereal, spaghetti sauce and diapers (of all sizes).

Non-edible items that are also very important are: powdered laundry detergent, bars of hand soap, toothpaste, toilet paper and travel size bottles of shampoo. It is important to remember that only non-perishable, unopened items in good condition can be accepted. (No glass items please).

On Saturday, May 8, the employees of the Vermillion Post Office will not only be delivering the mail, but they will also be collecting the goodness and compassion of their postal patrons participating in the 12th annual Postal Food Drive.

Together we can stamp out hunger.

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