Mail carriers food drive a success

May 16, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo Pictured above, the many volunteers sort through the 33,000 pounds of food items donated to the mail carriers' food drive.  Below, Emma Fisher, PHS student, shows her winning poster.

The U.S. Postal Carriers food drive, held Saturday, May 11, was a success with more than  33,000 pounds of food collected in Haywood County.  The food has been distributed to Haywood Christian Ministry, Canton Community Kitchen, The Open Door and the Salvation Army.

"The food drive could not have happened without the help of the many community volunteers who transported and sorted food collected by mail carriers," said Mary Sue Kindred, HCM volunteer.

The organizers are grateful to volunteers from Tuscola and Pisgah ROTC, under Major David Thurman; Boy Scout Troop 370 and troop leaders Ron Perusi and Terry Davis; the Church of the Latter Day Saints; BB&T employees;
Haywood Christian Ministry; and community volunteers.

There was a poster contest promoting the food drive at Haywood County Schools, and the winner was was Emma Fisher, from the Pisgah Art II Intermediate class, Carolyn DeGrove teacher. 

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