Post office food drive nets 3,400 pounds locally
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 12:14 pm

To the Editor:

Postal letter carriers and their fellow postal employees shouldered a mighty load on Saturday, May 10, as this years annual Letter Carrier Food Drive broke another record for collections.

Across the Albany District of the Postal Service, which includes our post, mailboxes bulged with cans, bags and boxes of much needed food items.

Your generous donations, combined with those from neighbors around the region, totaled 1,162, 563 pounds. This marks the second year in a row that we provided more than on million pounds of food contributions to pantries, shelters and food banks from the Southern Tier to the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, from the capital region down the thruway deep into the Finger Lakes.

As always, the greatest priority of the Carrier Food Drive is to put food on the table in the same communities where the food is collected. Here in Potsdam, we were able to return 3,400 pounds to the neighborhood center.

We have come to your mailbox for 22 years on behalf of the Letter Carrier Food Drive and your participation continues to be first class to our neighbors in need. On behalf of the Postal Service, please accept my personal thanks.

Donald P. McDonald

Potsdam Postmaster