To the editor:

Auburn postal employees would like to thank the community of Auburn for their continued support for the past 26 years of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

After 26 years, a total of 272,413 pounds of food has been collected to date — an average of 10,477 pounds per year.

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, we collected 10,733 pounds. Last year we collected 9,583 pounds.

The food collected in the 46706 zip was donated to Community Center of Caring (RSVP), SonShine Ministries, veterans Quiet Knight and the Heimach Center.

Other communities reported: Angola, 3,400 pounds; Butler, 1,840 pounds; Fort Wayne, 303,294 pounds; Garrett, 2,364 pounds; Kendallville,  about 6,,000 pounds; New Haven, 12,000 pounds; Waterloo, 300 pounds; Warsaw, 14,000 pounds.

A big thank you to the local retailers Ace Hardware, CVS, Dollar General, Family Farm & Home, Home Depot, Kroger and Walmart for each donating a case of bags. Thanks to the volunteers who participate from the start to the finish from Catholic Charities, SonShine Ministries, postal employees and family, Serenity House, National Honor Society, and once again a big thanks to the residents of this community for supporting this project locally for helping to make a difference here in Auburn.

Harold Spiess, Corunna

USPS food drive coordinator

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