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6,300 pounds of food given to post office

May 30, 2012

    The Decatur Post Office has announced that it collected 6,300 pounds of food during the 20th annual national food drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" on May 12 — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
    A Decatur letter carrier said that this is the most food that has been collected in the area since the food drive began in the '90s.
    Letter carriers collected non-perishable food donations left at mail boxes and in post offices for delivery to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Locally, donations go to Operation Help, as well as the St. Joe, Decatur Church of God, St. Mark's and North Adams Church of Christ food pantries.
    Decatur postal officials thanked those who donated.

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