Golden Harvest, post office collect 122,000 pounds of food

Monday, May 14, 2012 6:13 PM
Last updated 6:23 PM
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The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive held Saturday exceeded last year’s donation total by more than 5,000 pounds.

More than 122,000 pounds were collected by letter carriers from bags of food placed at mailboxes, said Golden Harvest Food Bank event coordinator Carrie Jones. Last year, 117,000 pounds of food were donated.

The number reported Monday — 122,102 pounds — was from a preliminary weigh-in that will likely grow higher after late contributions are collected Tuesday morning, Jones said. After Golden Harvest sorts the donations at its Augusta and Aiken warehouses, the food will be distributed to its partner agencies.

“It was a wonderful day and we are grateful for the post office helping us with this drive,” Jones said.

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TK3 05/14/12 - 06:27 pm
Great news !

Nice to know supplies donated and no government force used or needed !

my.voice 05/14/12 - 10:32 pm
This is awesome, way to go

This is awesome, way to go folks!

stillamazed 05/15/12 - 10:04 am
It's great....

However, the ones who really need it like the elderly don't get it because the ones who are already getting hundreds in food stamps line up down there to get more free......there are so many good causes that get taken advantage of. It got so bad in Gainesville, FL where my dad lives that hardly anyone even collects the food to give away anymore and that is sad.

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