Postal Service helps Stamp Out Hunger in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / May 18, 2016 / comments

"Something really cool just happened in communities throughout El Dorado County" writes the Food Bank of El Dorado County.

CAMERON PARK, CA – [FBEDC] The United States Postal Service held its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this past Saturday. Every second Saturday in May letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive- the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Postal Carriers from all over El Dorado County joined The Food Bank in a one-day collection of nonperishable food.

The Carriers provided residents the chance to leave a bag of food at their mailbox and they picked it up during their regular delivery route.

Collectively El Dorado County Residents collected over 15,000 lbs. of food. El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, El Dorado, Diamond Springs, Placerville, and Pollock Pines. Amazing as the dollar value for this food would exceed $25,000.

The Knights of Columbus from Placerville helped out with picking the food up from the local post office and delivering it to The Food Bank.

In the end The Food will be sorted and equitably distributed to emergency food pantries in Communities throughout El Dorado County. Green Valley Church, SHARE Ministries, ‘SDA Community Services, Rolling Hills Church, Light of the Hills Church and more.

Sounds to me like El Dorado County is a caring loyal County that collaborates with many to help others right here in our own backyards.

For more information on how you can give or get help, simply call us at (530) 621-9950 or email us at info@foodbankedc.org.

Contributions can be mailed to the Food Bank of El Dorado County at 4550 Business Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682 or online at www.foodbankedc.org or by calling (53) 621-9950. Together we can reach out to our neighbors who struggle to make ends meet.