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Stamp Out Hunger nets 3,000+ lbs. of food for Grady County Help Agency

Postal carriers were busy Saturday collecting food left in mailboxes for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Over 3,000 pounds of nonperishable items were collected.
Noting that this was a much smaller amount than was collected in 2015, Post Office food drive coordinator Trent Heard said, “We normally receive special bags to place in mailboxes beforehand for folks to fill with food. For some reason, our center never received those bags. We did put our postcards out early last week to remind everyone, but we think the absence of bags was part of the reason for the lower than average numbers. But our carriers did a great job, picking up the food along with their regular deliveries.”
Food Bank managers Nancy and Mac Kemp said they were thrilled with the donations. “Cairo is a giving community and we truly appreciate all the donations.  Three thousand pounds is a lot of food and that will go a long way in feeding local families in need.”
Volunteers who worked weighing and sorting food, besides the Kemps, included Celia Bass, Denmark Garcia, Ross Sims and Bob Gowdy.

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