Opinion: Postal food drive restocked shelf
Saturday, May 10, Jill Charbonneau and her coworkers at the Middlebury Post Office conducted their annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Each year, this effort replenishes food shelves that are depleted after the winter months. The Addison County Food Shelf, run by HOPE on Boardman Street, has seen a dramatic spike in usage during the past year, and the same has occurred at all the other food shelves in our community.
We are grateful to live in a community where so many people provide so much help to their neighbors. Thanks to everyone who left food at the mailboxes to be collected on Saturday. Thanks to Jill and the other good people at the post office for collecting the food and bringing it back to the post office facility on Exchange Street where food shelf staff were able to pick it up.
This effort has allowed us to restock the shelves, and families are happy at the chance to select from a range of foods. The result of everyone’s work is currently allowing children to have good food and to go to bed without being hungry. It is much appreciated.
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