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Re: yesterday wad the postal food drive.

@Jlkz

I think the year-round need was why the Letter Carriers originally chose times not too close to the holidays.  I think they also collect in early October. 

 

I was was disappointed that baby food was not a permitted donation, except in palettes. (I bought some to eat after I had a tooth pulled. The fruit I can use in little teabreads but, the main courses?) 

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Re: yesterday wad the postal food drive.

My neighbor and I put out a bag.  Both were picked up.  Didn't see any other bags out.  

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Re: yesterday wad the postal food drive.

Several of my neighbors had the blue bags filled and sitting in front of their mail boxes.  Mail carrier picked them all up.  They always do a good job.  There are volunteers at the post office to unload the bags and take them to the food bank.  

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Re: yesterday wad the postal food drive.

So lovely of you to report back every year. You must be rather proud. 

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Re: yesterday wad the postal food drive.

We have a street lockbox.  I received a card about  the food drive last Wednesday with a plastic bag so I am sure everyone on the street  received  the same in their mailbox.  

 

I put my  3 bags  of food out  early Saturday Morning....no other bags were out.... the mail man came very early( BEFORE  9AM😮)  And no other bags were out there but mine.....I wonder if the mailman coming EARLY just  did not give people time to get their donations out? Just a guess....

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@LiveLaughLove wrote:

I put out a bag of canned goods, but the mail carrier did not take it.  Delivered the mail, but left the food.  Same thing happened last year.


@LiveLaughLove  Did you receive a card and plastic bag in your mail box for donating? Seems odd that a mailman would not pickup a donation☹️

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@Jordan2 wrote:

My postal carrier picked up my donation ( I was the only one on my block who donated). If you are fortunate enough to have a roof over your head, enough food to eat, and are employed you are blessed. Those that don't feel the need to donate to their local food bank would think quite differently if their circumstances changed. 


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Re: yesterday wad the postal food drive.

@trenettry using the main courses in soup or meatloaf,spaghetti sauce or any sauce you can hid3 them out in.

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Re: yesterday wad the postal food drive.

We received the notice about a week ago. There was a postcard and an empty blue grocery bag in the mailbox.  I dontated all the extra supplies we bought last fall when we were under a hurricane watch.  Peanut butter, jellies, canned tuna, etc.  I think this was the first time our post office particpated.

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Re: yesterday wad the postal food drive.

We've never received a bag and haven't received a notice for (at least) the last 2 years.  Luckily @gidgetgh reminds us every year.

 

I had a bag full waiting by the front door and when I saw our (new) mail carrier Thursday, asked if she would take it.

 

I have no ideas whether or not our neighbors gave.  For all I know one of them could be posting here, commenting she/he was the only one in the neighborhood who gave.