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Postal customers respond to food drive

Stamp out HungerBy MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

Despite damp and gloomy weather Saturday, Pulaski County postal service customers contributed more than 10,000 pounds of food to the U.S. Postal Service’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

A significant portion of the Pulaski County’s donations came from Pulaski Post Office where postal carriers collected about 9,000 pounds of non-perishable foods on their routes.

David Laws, postmaster of Pulaski Post Office, said he was surprised at customers’ response to the drive given the poor weather. Although he expected collections to be down from 2013, the post office actually exceeded 2013 collections by about 1,500 pounds.

“The community always does really well,” Laws said of local donations to the annual Stamp Out Hunger drive. He said Pulaski did better than a lot of other communities with larger postal routes.

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