Post offices across the nation held the "Stamp Out Hunger" food - KOTA Territory News

Post offices across the nation held the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

 By Barrett Phillips

Instead of delivering stamps, postal workers across the nation 'Stamped Out Hunger,' Saturday.

Richard Ahtzenbuhler, letter carrier of the U.S. Postal Service in Rapid City, says letter carriers set blue bags in mail boxes in the hopes that people would fill them up with non–perishable food items. 

Those bags were then collected and sent to Feeding South Dakota in Rapid City, which helps those in our area who are hungry.

The U.S.P.S. holds does this collection every year on the second Saturday of May. This year marks the 17th anniversary the U.S. Postal Service in Rapid City has participated in the event. These food-donations help the KOTA Care and Share food drive. 
"Food prices have gone up; there are more people on food stamps, higher health care costs, and stuff. The ones that are most needy are a lot of seniors and a lot of the children," said Ahtzenbuhler.

Ahtzenbuhler says last year the Postal Service in Rapid City collected 41,000 lbs of food.

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