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Local agencies stamp out hunger

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The local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers teamed up with the United Way of Greater Lima and the West Ohio Food Bank to participate in the Stamp Out Hunger national food drive. The local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers teamed up with the United Way of Greater Lima and the West Ohio Food Bank to participate in the Stamp Out Hunger national food drive.

Local agencies got together this weekend to stamp out hunger.

The local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers teamed up with the United Way of Greater Lima and the West Ohio Food Bank to participate in the Stamp Out Hunger national food drive. The drive helps restock food bank shelves after the holiday season. People all over the area left food out for their postal carriers to pick up. It was then brought to the post office where volunteers unloaded and sorted through the products, all of which will go back into the local community.

"We find out that there are so many people in the United States that go to bed hungry, even in our own towns and our own little communities and this is a time when the food banks seem to be depleted after the Christmas rush and the Thanksgiving rush," says Fred Brinkman, president of the local Association of Letter Carriers.

With school ending for the summer, the food bank is about to see the need for supplies rise, as some families live in areas where supermarkets are not always easy to get to.

"There's always a need for food," says Aubrey Clark, Food Sourcing and Facilities Manager for the West Ohio Food Bank. "We have counties that we serve that practically have food deserts in them and we're trying to get food out to everybody we can."

You can donate to the West Ohio Food Bank year around through monetary donations or non-perishable goods. Call the food bank at (419)222-7946 for more information.

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