Posties to the rescue

Postal workers in Oceanside gear up for annual food drive

Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor hail will stop local postal workers from helping Oceanside residents who find themselves in need this week.

Spokesperson Carolyn Hunter says the event, running September 23 to October 1, is the fourth annual People Helping People food drive for the Salvation Army Food Bank.

With the help of Quality Foods, who are providing bags for donations, Canada Post employees are accepting donations at the main Canada Post office on Corfield Avenue during the week of Sept. 26 to 30. Meanwhile, flyers and bags are being mailed out to customers and, on Oct. 1, postal workers will be driving the streets to collect the bags of donations from 9 a.m. to noon.

Hunter is asking residents to have their donations out in a location visible to the street by 9 a.m.

The annual campaign is a successful one, with past campaigns raising in excess of 14,000 pounds of food and almost 2,000 in cash donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Currently, the food bank is particularly in need of peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, canned salmon and tuna, Hamburger Helper and canned fruit.

 

— News staff

 

 

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image