Stamp Out Hunger

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Local food shelves are pretty full Sunday after getting a big boost from some postal workers.

Hundreds of area mail carriers picked up donated food along their routes Saturday as part of National Stamp Out Hunger Day.

In the past 12 years, Wausau-area postal workers have averaged 48,000 pounds of food for the Salvation Army and Neighbor's Place food shelves.

"They love us because according to their statistics. We supply about 35 percent of the food that they use annually," said Fred Veith, Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carrier.

Vieth says the mail carriers and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are the biggest contributors to the food shelves.

On a nationwide level, the program has collected more than a half billion pounds of food in the past 12 years.

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