Posted at: 05/08/2013 8:37 AM
By: Scott Doane
Not only do mail carriers deliver mail through rain, hail, sleet or snow, but they also give back to the community. One way is through the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
Scott Dulas is a letter carrier in Duluth. He and Samantha Dykema from the Fruit of the Vine food shelf stopped by Good Morning Northland Wednesday to talk about the food drive.
This is the 21st year of the drive. Dulas said that letter carriers have collected one billion of food during the Stamp Out Hunger event.
Dykema said that this time of year is important for places such as the Fruit of the Vine food shelf. Now that kids will be out of school soon, Dykema said that there are fewer programs available for them to get meals. Last year, Fruit of the Vine served 58,000 people and 30 percent were children.
To help the Stamp Out Hunger campaign, leave non-perishable, non-expired food by a mailbox on Saturday morning around 9 a.m.
Dulas said that you can also leave food by a mailbox on Friday and Monday also.