Postal service workers deliver mail while helping feed the needy - KOTA Territory News

Postal service workers deliver mail while helping feed the needy

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As part of the 21st Annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, people in KOTA Territory gave, and gave big.

Preliminary numbers show this year's food drive brought in more than 34,000 pounds of food in Rapid City alone, nearly three times as much as last year's total.

People in rapid city and all over the United States were encouraged to leave any amount of non-perishable food items by their mailbox.

The NALC notified the public a little differently this year, in hopes to have the biggest year ever.   

"This year they have a bag they're leaving them in the mailboxes," said Letter Carrier Bob Kleinschmidt. "And it says the date and what's going on and to leave it by your mailboxes and it's going pretty good."  

The pounds of food and money donated are still being calculated, when it's all said and done, Postal worker Richard Hatzenbuhler says the total could reach as much as 35,000 to 36,000 pounds of food.

All of the donations stay right here in Western South Dakota.

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