LIMA — The postman may always ring twice, but mail carriers in and around Lima are hoping homeowners won’t need a second reminder that there are many in the community who go to bed hungry each night.
The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Lima and the West Ohio Food Bank, have once again joined forces to participate in the 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to help collect food and other supplies needed by area residents.
On Saturday, May 11, residents are asked to place a bag or bags of non-perishable items next to their mailboxes. Letter carriers will collect the donations and items will be delivered to the local food bank.
Jeff Steegman, a Lima letter carrier and drive coordinator, said more than 15,000 pounds of food was gathered last year in Lima alone.
LaShae Torres, United Way resource and development director, said only non-perishable food items in non-glass containers will be accepted. In addition, residents are asked to consider donating household items such as toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant and laundry detergent.