Letter carriers help stamp out hunger

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Letter carriers from the Ravenna Post Office broke a record recently when they collected 3,082 pounds of nonperishable food items donated by residents for the annual National "Stamp Out Hunger" campaign.

Stamp Out Hunger is the nation's largest single-day food drive. Over the 21 year history, letter carriers have collected more than 1 billion pounds of food.

"We are very proud of being able to assist the Center of Hope during our Stamp Out Hunger Campaign" said Amy Adkins, the Ravenna Post Office's coordinator of the Stamp Out Hunger Campaign. "Our letter carriers worked very hard picking up all the bags the residents left."

During the month of April the Center of Hope served 487 households (1,397 individuals) and served more than 2,700 hot meals.

"This is the time of year when donations are down and our need increases as the children will be out of school, and will not be receiving free or reduced lunches at school," said Anne Marie Noble, director of Emergency Outreach Services for Family & Community Services.

The Center of Hope is a program of Family & Community Services. For more information on services or volunteer opportunities, contact the Center at 330-297-5454.

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