Second Harvest Teams Up with Area Postal Workers

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

On Thursday Thomasville letter carriers delivered more than mail.

Residents also received blue plastic bags in their mailboxes that they can use for food donations.

Danny Dukes runs the Thomasville branch of Second Harvest.

He says in today's tough economy, any donated food is greatly appreciated by the people they serve.

Says Dukes, "Canned goods, boxes -- we just can't have any kind of perishables, but we won't turn anything away. We're proud to get anything we can get. Last year, we collected over 175,000 pounds."

Pat Herrmann is a letter carrier who happily participates in the program.

Says Herrmann, "It's just once a year. We just get a lot of response. You'll have blue bags hanging on the mailboxes. The post office is giving back to the community and this community desperately needs it."

Mail carriers will continue distributing bags on Friday and donations will be picked up Saturday.

Anyone who wishes to donate and doesn't receive a bag can leave food by their mailbox or drop donations off at local Harvey's Supermarkets.


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