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Postal carriers set to help feed the hungry

Staff Reports • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Lebanon’s postal carriers are working to help feed Wilson County’s hungry.

Post offices throughout the country, including in Lebanon, will collect nonperishable items Saturday to deliver to local food banks.

Last year’s event brought in 74 million pounds of food, according to Millie Heston, a postal carrier in Lebanon.

“Most food banks are running low at this time of year,” said Heston. “Children will be out of school soon, and many will be missing regular breakfasts and lunches that schools provide. Let’s all work together to help feed our neighbors who don’t have enough food to eat.”

To participate, residents can put any nonperishable item, such as peanut butter, canned foods or boxed macaroni, in a plastic bag and leave the bagged food in or beside their mailbox.

Letter carriers will pick up the food and deliver it to the Wilson County Community Help Center.

“All I’m asking is maybe five minutes of your time and a little food from your kitchen, and you can know that because of you and many others like you, this food drive will be a huge success,” said Heston.

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