Postal service food drive helps Wausau area pantries

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Wausau, Wis. (WSAW) A decades long partnership between the postal service along with The Salvation Army and the Neighbors Place is back for its 27th year. The food drive is called Stamp Out Hunger.

It is the country's largest one day food drive. It's on happening on May 11th. Postal carriers will collect food donations along their mail route. Donations will be transported in the mail trucks and then will be handed off to a volunteer to finish the delivery.

The Wausau Salvation Army Community Outreach Coordinator Collen Hiber said The Salvation Army and Neighbor's Place collectively receive about 24,000 pounds of food from the drive each year.

"We would like to see that number higher because it is such a great need" she said.

The Neighbor's Place and The Salvation Army will split the total donation evenly. Stamp Out Hunger is not just in Wausau but is occurring all over the country May 11th.