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Stamp Out Hunger food drive set for Saturday


Last updated 5/9/2023 at 11:27am

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Mail carrier Christina Cogar and volunteer Mylie Atencio, 11, carry donations from the back of Cogar's mail truck May 11, 2019, at the District 4 Human Resources Develpment Council building.

The 31st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive will be running in Havre and across the U.S. Saturday, with local mail carriers collecting non-perishable food items left near mailboxes during their routes.

The event, organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers, has taken almost 2 billion pounds of food to food banks across the U.S. over its history, and Havre is no exception.

One of the event's primary local organizers, letter carrier Travis Abdallah, said they typically collect between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds of food every year and he's hoping for similar numbers this year.

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