Letter: Food drive proves successful, made difference in local lives

To the editor:

We did it again. Letter carriers at the Seymour Post Office along with postal employees and local volunteers, teamed up to stamp out hunger in the community.

I want to thank everyone who helped make this year’s food drive a success. It could not have been done without you.

Across the county, the food drive — held in cooperation with the U.S. Postal Service — resulted in millions of pounds of nonperishable food collected and distributed to deserving charities nationwide.

Closer to home, the Seymour carriers collected 1,429 pounds of food from generous donations left at mailboxes. The food was then delivered to local community food pantries.

For 25 years, our local community has come together for this important event to help make it successful. This clearly shows the generosity of everyone involved with the project — people who make a difference in other people’s lives.

Shannon Childers

Postmaster, Seymour