food drive

Get food ready for a food drive by letter carriers this Saturday The annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive will take place Saturday, May 11. Illinois Valley Food Pantry, and La Salle, Peru, Spring Valley, Princeton, Otttawa and Oglesby letter carriers are asking residents to place nonperishable food items by their mailbox early that morning (no glass please). Carriers will pick up the food items when they deliver mail and take them to the food pantry in La Salle, where volunteers will help unload the trucks and sort the items. “This is a very important food drive for the pantry,” said Donna Hess, executive director of the pantry. “Donations usually decrease over the summer months, but the need increases. Families really struggle this time of year. We are very grateful to the letter carriers, residents of local communities, and volunteers.”

For more information, call (815) 224-3658 or (815) 223-2635.

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