Depressing News About Saturday’s Food Drive
I went to the food bank this morning to drop off some things we used while we sat at the grocery store on Saturday, begging people to make a donation to our local food bank as part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ nation-wide food drive. After I lugged the card table, a banner and a box of brochures, stickers and business cards inside I got to talking to Liz, the food bank manager. I asked her if she had a total yet of the amount of food collected here in Boulder, all of which goes to EFAA’s food bank (Emergency Family Assistance Association). She said she did but it isn’t pretty.
Bear in mind that EFAA gives out 50,000 pounds of food per month. In 2010 the letter carriers’ food drive brought in 26,000 pounds of food. Last year it brought in 20,000 pounds and this year? A depressing 13,000 pounds. That will stock the food bank for a week. Horrendous news.
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