The Marysville Post Office is gearing up for its annual Letter Carriers Food Drive, set for Saturday, May 12, to benefit the Marysville Community Food Bank.
The collection bags are changing color this year, from blue to yellow, so be on the lookout for a yellow bag that will be delivered to your mailbox prior to the pickup day.
This drive has never been more important than it is this year. The number of visits by our neighbors to the food bank is up 8 percent over last year.
"Ideally, I would like to see the amount of donations meet the level achieved in 2009, 40,000 pounds," stated Dell Deierling, director of the Marysville Community Food Bank.
Deierling has seen a decline in donations of 20 percent each year over the last two years, but he knows what the community is capable of. The food bank received over 95,000 pounds of food from the community during the final quarter of last year to stock the shelves and support the holiday and spring timeframe.
The Letter Carriers Food Drive is essential for covering the summer period when kids are at home and family needs are high, so fill those yellow bags and leave them for your mail carrier on May 12.