Mail Carriers fight brutal elements all year round, and they are even fighting against hunger. For over 30 years the US Letter Carriers union has held a notional food drive, encouraging local post offices to collect non perishable food items. And donate them to any local food pantry. Tomorrow during their extensive routes in the Copper Country, letter carriers will pick up donations and drop them off to the Hancock Post Office to be weighed. Each year the stamp out hunger food drive collects close to 35,000 pounds of food locally.
Frank Destrampe has helped in the food drive for 17 years, and said that he has meet many people in need along his routes. The Stamp Out hunger Food Drive’s proceeds this year will go to the Salvation Army and Saint Vincent De Paul. Stamp out Hunger asks that those donating non perishables should place donations near their mail box, so postal workers can pick them up. Postal workers start routes around 8:30 am, and will pick up donations throughout their routes in the local area.